Language and Literacy, M.Ed.
The courses in this program explore research-based practices and inquiry learning to help you meet the needs of diverse learners. Courses are offered on campus and at K-12 schools across South Carolina. On graduating, you will take the PRAXIS exam, and when you pass, you can receive the South Carolina Literacy Teacher add-on certification.
If you are already a certified teacher, you have the option to take courses towards
South Carolina English for Speakers of Other Languages add-on certification or South
Carolina Literacy Coach add-on certification, as part of the program. For more information
about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin.
Language and Literacy, Ph.D.
The primary goal of the Ph.D. program is to prepare you to make a difference, whether you choose to enter the field of education research, teacher preparation, policy analysis, or curriculum development.
In an increasingly digitally and globally connected world, literacy encompasses not
only reading and writing, but multiple sign systems. Within this context, equity and
diversity issues impact learning, language development, and policy. Combining theory
and practice, you will explore how these issues impact teaching, learning, and society.
For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin.