Welcome to the Department of Literacy Studies, English Education and History Education (LEHE)! Our department supports forward-thinking instruction, researches significant topics and issues, provides clinical experiences for the application of knowledge in instructional settings, and encourages life-long professional growth and reflection.
The Literacy Studies (READ) offers courses and professional experiences in all areas of literacy and literacy instruction. Embedded within many programs, our courses can lead to completion of a Reading Concentration, eligibility for the North Carolina A-Level Reading License, and the online MAEd in Reading Education degree.
The English Education (ENED) program provides opportunities to learn about and experience secondary English/language arts in public schools. Three levels of students are enrolled in our courses. Undergraduate English education majors pursue a double major: a BS in English, Secondary Education degree, and a BS in English. Licensure only students, who already hold an undergraduate degree, earn a North Carolina license in Secondary English. Graduate students simultaneously earn a Master of Arts degree and an NC license to teach high school English.
The History Education (HIED) program provides important social studies experiences in instructional settings. Similar to the English Education program, students may pursue a BS in History, Secondary Education, and also earn a BS in History. Licensure only students qualify for a license to teach secondary History, and at the graduate level, the Master of Arts in Teaching students in History Education earn a graduate degree and licensure to teach high school History.
The MAEd in Curriculum and Instruction Degree Program offers advanced study in curriculum and instruction with specified concentrations to individuals who hold an undergraduate degree and a teaching license in their field. Our teacher candidates learn instructional processes and tools that prepare departmental, school, or district teacher leaders in their chosen field. Current concentrations include English Education (ENED) with eligibility for 9-12 English Education advanced licensure and History/Social Studies Education (HIED) with eligibility for 9-12 Social Studies advanced licensure. The program’s face-to-face and online courses may be completed either on a part- or full-time basis.
Our exemplary program and faculty prepare world-class teachers and scholars. Please visit our program and join us!