Language & Literacy Education Graduate Diploma

About Program Degrees Offered and Application Requirements
The September 2018 entry deadline for Education Diploma Program is March 14, 2018.

Diploma programs are open to students in any relevant graduate program or to those who have a general interest in graduate-level work. For diplomas that are part of a graduate degree (concurrent), please contact the relevant graduate program office. For graduate diplomas that can be pursued on their own (stand-alone, direct entry), applications are submitted online. More

This Graduate Diploma invites students with an interest in language and literacy to explore what it means to develop citizens whose personal, economic, and intellectual lives are enhanced by advancing their skills in language and literacy. Course thematics include:

  • oral language in classrooms
  • language and literacy in contexts
  • second language and multilingual education
  • language and literacy as practices
  • language and literacy for specific groups of learners (e.g., young children, special populations)
  • modalities and literacy
  • children’s literature
  • the processes of and teaching of reading and writing

Offered on a part-time basis only unless taken concurrently with the doctoral or master’s program.

What You Need to Apply

What You Need to Apply

Application Checklist (PDF)
Application Form
Recommendation Form
and Supplementary Information Form
(Accessed through MyFile; forms will be available within 72 hours after you submit your application.)

Other Requirement(s)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation must be from academic references who can assess your academic potential; one may be from a professional reference.
  • Statement of Interest
  • Resumé/CV
  • One sample of written work

Completed Application Package means:

  1. Use York University's graduate studies online application
  2. Upload the required and supplementary documents and materials permitted for submission through MyFile. All other required documentation submitted by mail must be sent in a single package.
Exception: official transcripts sent to York directly from previous educational institutions. Official transcripts must come directly from, and bear the unbroken seal of, the issuing institution.
Mail or courier completed application package to:

York University
Office of Graduate Admissions

P.O. Box GA2300
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON
Canada M3J 1P3


York University
Office of Graduate Admissions

W322 Bennett Centre for Student Services
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON
Canada M3J 1P3