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Why Choose a Master of Arts (MA) in the Language and ​Literacies Education Program ?

Become part of a professional community of educators while you complete your
LLE Masters of Arts degree.


Exceptional courses: Enjoy courses that explore different aspects of language and literacies education. We offer courses in language and literacies as they relate to assessment, policy, planning, writing, sociolinguistics, teaching methodologies, discourse analysis, critical pedagogy, multilingual contexts, children's literacy, Indigenous language revitalization, and many other topics.

Small, interactive classes: Our seminar-style classes typically consist of 15 to 25 students. Our professors are accomplished instructors who use interactive, constructivist pedagogies.

Engaging discussions of contemporary educational issues: Learn what the latest research tells us about best teaching practices. Debate key questions facing today's educational professionals.

Flexible course selection: Design a program that meets your needs. Choose from a wide array of courses, both within the program and from programs in other OISE departments. 

Flexible scheduling: Pursue your LLE MA degree part-time or full-time, to fit your schedule. Courses are offered year-round, day and evenings, with many courses offered online.

World renowned faculty: Learn from leading Canadian educational researchers in the fields of literacy and language education.

Connect with other educational professionals: The LLE MA program attracts educators from many different fields.  In our courses you will become part of a professional learning community consisting of researchers, teachers, librarians, health workers, and a wide variety of other professionals who, like yourself, are committed to learning more about language and literacies education.

Conduct research: Work alongside OISE's professors as you conduct original research and engage in theoretical analysis. Study educational issues in depth.

Collaborative Specializations: Interested in interdisciplinary study? UofT offers collaborative specializations which involve the cooperation of two or more graduate units (i.e. departments, programs, or centres). Students admitted to LLE have the opportunity to discover the research possibilities available with the following collaborative programs: 

Become part of a vibrant community: Learn more about us! Explore our OISE Twitter feed and our CTL Student Association Twitter feed.