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Language and Literacy Master's and Certificate Programs

Expand your knowledge and skills in language arts curriculum development and learn how to integrate the language arts with other disciplines.

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Meet the Director

Valerie ShinasValerie Harlow Shinas is director of our Language and Literacy Division. Prior to her doctoral studies, she was a middle school teacher and building-level specialist. This work led her to develop a deep interest in both adolescent literacy and the ways technology can be used in the literacy classroom. Other areas of expertise include social semiotic theories of multimodality, teacher preparation, and TPACK. Read full profile »

The Classroom Bookshelf: Children's Literature

Literacy faculty Mary Ann Cappiello, Erika Thulin Dawes, and Grace Enriquez are co-authors of The Classroom Bookshelf blog, on which they post a weekly entry on a recently-published book for children or young adults, with a book review, teaching invitations, and further explorations.