English Language Arts Education
English Language Arts Education
Faculty and graduate students in English Language Arts Education study the teaching and learning of English language arts and literacy, primarily in preK-12 school contexts. This includes attention to both teachers and learners as they engage in practices of reading, writing, speaking, listening, and the creation and interpretation of literary and other texts. These reflect the full range of literacies broadly conceived: children’s and adolescent literatures (canonical and new) multimodal, digital, media, visual, etc. We conduct research on English language arts education from varied and complementary perspectives, including (but not limited to) studies of reading and writing processes and discursive practices from early childhood through adulthood, of policies that shape English language arts education, of differences in how learners from varying backgrounds experience language arts classrooms, of ways these experiences connect to (and disconnect from) their literacy experiences outside of school, of how literacy learners negotiate cultural identities and communities through, from and with texts, and of connections between social practice of literacy and social justice. We engage diverse methodologies to carry out this inquiry. We also study the preparation and professional development of teachers of language arts.
Please survey the faculty’s work and make direct contact with the member who most closely addresses your interests.
Possible options include:
- Reading, Writing, and Language Arts (PK-12)
- Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Literacies
- Reading Specialists
- Writing Education
- Rural Education/Literacies
- Urban Education/Literacies
- Academic Assessment (Practice Based Evidence)
- New Literacies
- Multiple, multimodal, and disciplinary literacies
- Designing Supportive and Inclusive Contexts for Literacy
Application Deadline for the PhD program: December 15
Please survey the faculty’s work and make direct contact with the member who most closely addresses your interests, or contact Bonnie Richardson, the Graduate Program Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org for general information on doctoral studies in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
Our faculty are national and international leaders in the fields of literacy and language arts at major organizations; and serve as editors or members of editorial boards of major journals. Below are examples of these commitments. Please, visit individual faculty pages to learn more about the diverse academic commitments of the ELA team.
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
- SIG: Rural
Conference on English Education (NCTE)
Reading Hall of Fame (ILA)
Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education (RECE)
Editorship/Editorial Board Membership
Bank Street Occasional Papers
International Journal of Education and the Arts
International Journal of Educational Policy, Research and Practice
Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy
Journal of Negro Education
Journal of Research in Rural Education
Literacy in Composition Studies
Reading Research Quarterly
Research in the Teaching of English