Education and Language Acquisition is a multidisciplinary liberal arts department which houses programs in Teacher Education, Modern Languages and Literatures, and Academic ESL. The department takes the College's goal of internationalizing the curriculum very seriously. The lively exchange of ideas in the areas of theory and pedagogy among the language, literature, and education faculty has allowed for the creation of enriched educational experiences for students which recognize their inherent strengths and heritages and prepares them for success in an increasingly culturally and linguistically diverse world.
The department offers courses in educational theory and practice, several world languages and national literatures, urban studies, linguistics and English as a second language. Degree programs in Education, TESOL/Linguistics, Deaf Studies, International Studies, Latin American Studies, Spanish-English Translation, and Japanese are also sponsored by the department.