Department of Teaching and Learning

Reading, Language Arts, And Children's Literature Program Area



Mission Statement

Reading is a light and beacon to entertainment, knowledge, and success.
COE A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors. ~Henry Ward Beecher ~
The undergraduate and graduate reading programs at Florida Atlantic University are intended to prepare and support educators in public and private educational institutions. The focus of our programs is to ensure that our graduates become leaders with expertise in a range of issues pertaining to language and literacy throughout life, from birth through adulthood. Graduates of our reading programs will become ethical, informed, and capable decision-makers who investigate diverse cultural, social, and economic contexts as they gain knowledge about literacy and language learning. Courses in the reading program emerge from a sequence of ideas based on research and move through various processes of inquiries. Consequently, our graduates view literacy as a unique discipline with a grounded research base, as well as a field that relates and integrates with other content curricula. Graduates will demonstrate leadership and contribute to policy decisions within the school community, district, state and beyond.