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Language, Literacy, and STEM Studies

Message from the Department Chair

Lina ChiapponeWelcome to the Department of Language, Literacy, and STEM Studies!

Our community of educators values cross-curricular endeavors in language and literacy development in multicultural and multilingual contexts. We offer programs of study in Reading Education, TESOL, English Education, and Spanish Language Education. Our goal is to provide students with innovative opportunities to collaborate, communicate, research, and learn alongside nationally and internationally-recognized faculty. We engage with diverse educational communities to ensure the instruction of language, literacy, and literature is developed in the broadest frames of reference, and delivered through evidence-based practices across a variety of modalities. 

Our faculty members collaborate with members of other departments within the College of Education to provide support for language and literacy instruction in many undergraduate and graduate programs, including our state-approved certification programs and endorsements. The department is committed to the values of education, cultural responsiveness, global awareness, and literacy. We believe that a literate world is one that values reading, writing, listening, speaking, visual representation, and clear communication, integrating both traditional and digital literacies. Come join our learning community where we connect, interpret, and use language and literacy for the benefit of the world.

We invite you to explore our programs, which are carefully tailored to fit your career aspirations. Join us on the journey to becoming an empowered professional meeting the challenges of today's educational settings and making a difference.

Lina Lopez Chiappone, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Language, Literacy, and STEM Studies
Abraham S. Fischler College of Education
Nova Southeastern University

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