Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership (TLPL)

Language, Literacy, and Social Inquiry (LLSI)

 The Division of Language, Literacy, and Social Inquiry (LLSI) prepares aspiring researchers, teachers and leaders to advance teaching and learning in multilingual and multicultural contexts. Our aim is to produce research and offer programs that investigate issues related to language and literacy education using a wide array of methodologies. We analyze societal conditions of power and privilege that influence literacy and language practices in schools, families and communities. We advocate for solutions to problems that stem from inequitable learning opportunities in language, literacy, and the arts.

MCERT, Master of Education (M.Ed.) with Certification

Areas of Specialization: Art; Dance; Elementary Education; English; Middle School Mathematics and Science; Mathematics; Physical Education; Secondary Sciences (Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth/Space Science, Physics); Social Studies; TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages); World Languages (Chinese, French, German, Italian, Latin, Russian, Spanish)

Teacher Leadership Emphasis (non-teacher education certification), Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Teacher Leadership Emphasis (with certification), Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Language, Literacy, and Social Inquiry (LLSI), Ph.D. with the choice between two areas of focus:

The University of Maryland Writing Project