College of Education

Teaching and Learning is a distinguished academic community of scholars who engage in innovative inquiry and teacher education in the fields of early childhood, elementary education, and literacy studies.

Find information for prospective and current students. Learn about the department and its mission. Check out upcoming events. Meet alumni and friends. Explore career resources. Discover opportunities for giving.



Meet extraordinary faculty. Learn about the latest research in Literacy Studies, Elementary Education or Early Childhood Education. Search for research projects, grants, journals, centers, and other research collaborations.



Learn about our partnerships with local schools. Find ways to engage with children and families through our community–based initiatives and special projects. Participate in global experiences to teach and conduct research around the world.



Our exemplary teacher preparation programs prepare students for teaching careers in early childhood, elementary, or K-12 reading and literacy studies education. Our graduate programs prepare students for advanced study and research in early childhood, elementary, or literacy studies.

Early Childhood

Discover distinctive, multidisciplinary programs for people interested in teaching young children (Age 3 through Grade 3). Students and faculty engage in scholarship and exemplary educational practice to improve the quality and availability of early childhood programs and services.


Elementary Education

Investigate innovative programs for people interested in research and teaching in the Elementary grades (Kindergarten through Grade 6). Students and faculty promote inquiry, integration, and inclusion in a context of partnership and collaboration with a special focus on Science/ Technology/ Engineering/Math.


Literacy Studies

Explore cutting-edge programs for people interested in literacy studies including reading, writing, and all forms of multi-media communication (PreK through Adult). Students and faculty engage in scholarly discovery, creativity, and intellectual explorations to improve literacy teaching and learning.