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Literacy Education

Degrees Offered: M.A., M.Ed.

Members

Professors

J. Anderson, M. Bryson, M. Chapman, L. Gunderson, C. Leggo, B. Norton, V. Purcell-Gates, K. Reeder, T. Rogers, J. Shapiro, R. Tierney.

Associate Professors

M. Early, M. Kendrick.

Assistant Professor

C. K. Galla.

Program Overview

The graduate program in Literacy Education (LITR) in the Department of Language and Literacy Education offers opportunities to study in the areas of English Education, Drama Education and Reading from cognitive, social, cultural, and poststructuralist perspectives. Research areas within the program include: child language development in education, composition (writing); early, intermediate, adolescent and adult literacy; family literacy; children's and young adult literature; Aboriginal literacy; teacher librarianship; and arts-based and multimodal approaches to literacy learning.

Students who would like to undertake a Ph.D. specializing in Literacy Education can do so through the program in Language and Literacy Education.

Full-time and part-time study options are offered.

Master of Arts

Admission Requirements

    In addition to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies requirements, the program normally requires:

  1. 18 credits of senior coursework or a professional concentration in the area of interest, and
  2. two years of teaching experience or other relevant professional experience.

Program Requirements

The program consists of 30 credits. A maximum of 6 credits may be taken at the 300- or 400-level. A 9-credit thesis (LLED 599) is included. The thesis serves as the capstone experience required for Teacher Qualification Service for B.C. teachers.

Master of Education

Admission Requirements

Same as for the M.A.

Program Requirements

The program consists of a minimum of 30 credits, of which 24 must be courses numbered at the 500-level. A maximum of 6 credits may be taken at the 300- or 400- level. Students select either a program consisting entirely of courses (for example, ten 3-credit courses) or 27 credits of coursework, plus a graduating project (3 credits). The graduating project serves as the capstone experience required for Teacher Qualification Service for B.C. teachers.

Contact Information

Department of Language and Literacy Education
2125 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4
Tel: 604.822.8259
Fax: 604.822.3154
Email: lled.gradassistant@ubc.ca
Web: www.lled.educ.ubc.ca
Christopher Fernandez, Graduate Programs Assistant

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