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UK: Literacy Teaching and Learning

Effective Schools for Cosmopolitan Democracies

Discover how diversity has impacted teaching and learning in British schools, in comparison to those in America. You’ll visit a range of schools and deepen your understanding of language development, literacy learning, multimodality and the education of young people in the world’s most diverse city. You will be provided with models and opportunities to differentiate instruction and develop multimodal approaches to working with diverse learners. Trips to cultural sites round out the program.


London, United Kingdom 

Program Dates:

July 3 - July 24, 2020 (Tentative)

Application Deadlines
  • Priority Deadline: December 1, 2019
  • General Deadline: February 1, 2020*
    *Admission continues thereafter on a space-available basis.
Who Can Participate:
  • NYU graduate students
  • NYU undergraduates
    • 96+ earned credits by course start date
    • related coursework
    • approval from the faculty director as well as their adviser
  • Non-NYU graduate students and professionals who are not enrolled at an academic institution
Related Areas of Study:
  • Early Childhood Education
  • International Education
  • K-12 Education 
  • Literacy Education

This is not a complete list. We value diverse perspectives in our programs and encourage students from other majors and professions.


This program is offered as a series of integrated experiences and the themes explored cut across all courses listed below. By advisement, students register for a total of 3 to 6 points using the list of Summer 2019 course numbers below:

  • CHDED-GE 2011 Section 099 (Class # TBD) - Multicultural Perspectives on Social Studying in Early Childhood (2 points)
  • CHDED-GE 2055 Section 099 (Class # TBD) - Integrated Arts in Childhood Education (3 points)
  • CHDED-GE 2070 Section 099 (Class  # TBD) - Foundations of Curriculum (3 points)
  • SOCED-GE 2140 Section 099 (Class  # TBD) - Culminating Seminar: History and Social Studies Workshop (3 points)
  • ENGED-GE 2191 Section 098 (Class  # TBD) - New Perspectives on the Teaching of English (3 points)
  • Independent Study: Please consult with your Academic Adviser before enrolling for one of the independent studies below.
  • TCHL-GE 2300 Section 099 (Class  # TBD) - Independent Study: Effective School for Cosmopolitan Democracies (1-3 points)
  • ENGED-GE 2300 Section 099 (Class  # TBD) -  Independent Study: Texts and Teaching for Diverse Learning Needs (1-3 points)
  • TESOL-GE 2039 Section 097 (Class  # TBD) - Independent Study: Advanced Individual Project in Multilingual, Multicultural Studies (3 points)

Important Note: All program applicants are encouraged to meet with their academic adviser to determine if and how this course may be applied towards their program requirements and degree completion.

A draft course syllabus and itinerary for this program are available upon request to


Dee Anne Anderson,


2020 Graduate Tuition: $1,795 per point plus registration and services fees.

Undergraduate Tuition: If enrolling in an undergraduate course number, your tuition will reflect the current undergraduate cost per point

NYU students: this course counts toward your Summer 2019 course load and tuition

Tuition will be due based on the Bursar's Payment Schedule for Summer 2019.

Bursar’s payment deadline dates

Learn about scholarship opportunities

Other Costs:

2020 Housing and Activity Fees have yet to be finalized.  Participants can expect costs to be similar to 2019;

2019 Housing & Activity Fees: $1850

Housing and Activity fees are billed through the Bursar and will be due in accordance with the Bursar's Summer 2020 billing schedule.

International airfare to and from the program location is not included in the program fee. Students must purchase their own round-trip tickets and are responsible for their own accommodation for travel beyond the program dates.

Students will be notified when to book flights. We recommend comparing tickets on multiple sites to ensure the best fare. Past participants have used the following flight search engines: KayakHipmunkVayamaGoogle Flights and Student Universe for student rates.


Housing arranged in partnership with NYU London in university residence halls.

Your accommodation arrangements are included in your Housing and Activity Fees.

 Accommodation dates correspond with the program dates listed above.

Flight, Travel, and Visa Information:

Flight: Students book their own travel to coincide with program dates. Please keep in mind that flights arriving into London typically depart New York a day in advance.

Passport: All program participants are required to have a valid passport, which must be valid at least six months beyond the program end date.

Visa: US citizens require a valid passport and do not require a visa for visits to the UK of less than six months in duration. All other passport holders should check with their respective visa requirements.

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Weather: In London, July temperatures tend to be cooler than in New York, usually in the 60°s (Fahrenheit). Visit BBC Weather for more information about local weather conditions in the U.K.

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