Language, Literacy and Special Populations

  • Open range in Segue, Mali

    Open range in Segue, Mali

  • Pool in Mali Photo credit Assoumane Alhassane Maiga

    Pool in Mali Photo credit Assoumane Alhassane Maiga

What do our programs have to offer you?

The Department of Language, Literacy and Special Populations provides graduate students at the master’s and doctoral levels with the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary to be exemplary educators, interventionists and/or diagnosticians. Whether you desire to obtain a master's degree or if you have your masters and are seeking certification, we can help.

  • Flexible course scheduling to include programs offered online and in the evenings, on the main SHSU campus, at the The Woodlands Center, and in surrounding school districts in a cohort setting.
  • High-quality education at an affordable cost.
  • Nationally accredited programs in a wide array of disciplines.
  • Outstanding teaching faculty recognized by the Carnegie Foundation and professional organizations.
  • Hands-on learning with industry leaders and accomplished professionals.

Through scholarship and service, students will acquire and demonstrate a rich knowledge base of content and methodology in order to provide relevant and meaningful learning experiences for all students within a classroom environment that is respectful and supportive of individual differences.  Graduates at the doctoral level are prepared to be leaders who can impact faculty, students and/or policies at all educational levels.


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