Critical multiliteracies—reading, writing, listening, speaking, representing, and viewing—are complex social practices through which people communicate, express feelings and thoughts, learn, share experiences, generate knowledge, construct social relations, and act on their social worlds.

Our students seek to increase our understanding of critical multiliteracies—to collaborate with colleagues, administrators, families, and learners, developing and sharing knowledge and insights about multiliteracies. They also prepare to be educational leaders who design environments and curricula that maintain the integrity of the linguistic, cognitive, social, and cultural strengths of all learners, and that offer multiple literacies the equitable access required for full participation in a multicultural, multilingual, democratic society.

In addition to coursework, you’ll participate in field-based projects in schools and community settings, and a practicum (if you are seeking a license).