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Department of Literacy and Elementary Education

The Department of Literacy and Elementary Education prepares socially responsible practioner scholars to work and learn within multicultural and multilingual contexts. The department is committed to responsive teaching, learning, and leadership in the fields of literacy, science, and social studies for all learners. As the Department of Literacy and Elementary Education we promote:

Social justice and equitable education for all learners Interdisciplinary learning Collaboration, partnership, and outreach Reflective inquiry.

Our undergraduate and graduate degree programs propel our students to careers as classroom teachers, reading specialists, teachers of English learners, college/university professors, and policymakers in all facets of the education profession.

Please use this website as your first introduction to the ways in which the Department of Literacy and Elementary Education can help you reach your intellectual, academic, and career goals.

Department of Literacy and Elementary Education

News Update:


*UC-LC Event                *Naperville Literacy Event 

  • ESL Certification available fully on-line for more information contact the Graduate Advisor Gail Schumacher.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Melanie Koss, winner of the Alyce Kramer Marcus Outstanding Educator Award.
  • Congratulations to our 2015 graduates!


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