Language & Literacy Education

Language & Literacy Education

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 themes 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

Who can complete this Graduate Diploma? * Graduate students who are currently enrolled in the Graduate Program in Education’s MEd or PhD who are interested in completing the Graduate Diploma concurrently

* New part-time students who have been accepted to take the Graduate Diploma as a stand-alone program through the Graduate Program in Education

Options:

Option A – Concurrent: The Graduate Diploma in Language and Literacy Education is offered concurrently with the Master of Education (MEd) and Doctoral (PhD) degrees in the Graduate Program in Education. Applicants must be accepted as MEd or PhD graduate students in the Faculty of Education’s Graduate Program in Education: Language, Culture and Teaching.

NOTE: When applying to the concurrent option, applicants ONLY need to apply to the MEd or PhD program in Education; applicants do not need to submit a separate application for the Diploma.

Option B – Direct-Entry: Students can take a stand-alone, part-time direct entry Graduate Diploma, which is offered only within the Graduate Program in Education and is designed to provide opportunities for graduate level study of theory and research in Language and Literacy Education.

The direct-entry stand-alone diploma option is ONLY available on a part-time basis.

When applying to the direct-entry stand-alone Diploma, please note that application requirements are the same as for the part-time Master of Education (MEd) program.

Please note that graduate diplomas do not certify students in a particular field.

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Depending on the graduate program, York University graduate funding can be designed to cover most of your tuition, offer employment and/or Faculty enhanced funding awards. In addition, each York University graduate student is eligible to receive up to $2000 in funding to support research/scholarly activity through the Academic Excellence Fund. Funding packages are not designed to cover the cost of rent, utilities, transportation, or food.
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