Sep 21, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Reading and Language Arts

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490A Pawley Hall

(248) 370-3054

Fax: (248) 370-4367

Department Website


Chairperson: Linda M. Pavonetti

Professors emeriti: Richard F. Barron, Jane Bingham, Gloria T. Blatt, Harald C. Cafone, Robert J. Christina, James F. Cipielewski, George E. Coon, Ronald L. Cramer, W. Dorsey Hammond, Harry T. Hahn, Anne Porter, Robert M. Schwartz, Toni S. Walters

Professors: Mary K. Lose, John E. McEneaney, Gwendolyn M. McMillon, Linda M. Pavonetti

Associate professors: Tanya M. Christ, S. Rebecca Leigh, Ledong Li

Assistant professors: Kristin McIlhagga, Jason Moore, Paul Morsink


As a department within the School of Education and Human Services, the instructional staff of the Reading and Language Arts Department offers courses in reading, language arts, digital literacies and learning and children’s literature at the undergraduate level for students pursuing a career in teaching. For detailed information and the requirements of an Elementary Education Bachelor of Science degree with a major (36 credits) or minor (24 credits) in Language Arts, please go to the on-line academic catalog.

The department offers a master’s degree program in reading and language arts, certificate programs in digital literacies and learning, post-master’s certificate programs, K-12 reading specialist endorsements, and a doctor of philosophy degree in reading education.

Schedule of classes

Specific offerings for each semester may be found in the Schedule of Classes.


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