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Language Arts and Children’s Literature

The program offers diverse, rigorous, and coherent coursework that lead to an M.Ed., MAE, Ed.S., and Ph.D. The main emphasis of the program is to prepare exemplary researchers, teachers, and teacher educators who are committed to improving literacy education through the infusion of children’s literature into reading and content area instruction and through the teaching of writing composition for PreK-16 students. Past graduates of the program have found jobs in PreK-12 schools, colleges and universities, Florida Department of Education, and other education-related agencies.

At the master’s and specialist levels, the Language Arts & Children’s Literature Program offers students a strong background in the teaching of writing and children’s literature.  Students learn how to teach composition through writing workshops and writing across the curriculum. They learn to infuse all areas of study with recently published, award-winning children’s literature. At the specialist and doctoral levels students study the research that supports a comprehensive approach to literacy learning through writing and literature.

For questions about the admissions process, please see the STL admissions website.