Language and Literacy Studies

Master’s Program

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

The Master of Education degree program in Language and Literacy Studies (LLS) stands at the intersection between practice, theory, and leadership for change. In other words, the program is designed to help teachers improve the quality of their practice; to read and think deeply about their work; and to influence their school, their colleagues, their professional network, and district, state, and national policy. The program is based on a commitment to four principles:

  • Literacy is in a constant process of change in form and function.
  • The practicalities of teaching are more interesting, humane, and effective when they are built upon a sound foundation in research and theory that informs inquiry and personal development.
  • Literacy professionals improve their practices best in the context of the study of their own practices (in the company of others working toward the same goal).
  • Literacy professionals must be conscious and critical of the contexts for teaching and prepared to challenge present circumstances out of concerns for equity and social justice.

The program has been designed to affect instruction in our geographic area. The LLS faculty is committed to the establishment of close working relationships with local teachers and schools through such initiatives as the Heart of Texas Writing Project.

Program Details


Applicant Requirements


At a Glance

Program Starts: Fall

Deadline to Apply:
December 31

Credit Hours Required: 36

Schedule: Flexible

Program Location: On Campus

GRE Required? No

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Program Coordinator
Tracey Flores 

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Master’s Advisor
Melissa Wetzel

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