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United Kingdom: 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 6 - July 24, 2020

Application Deadlines
  • Priority Deadline: December 1, 2019
  • Regular Deadline: February 1, 2020
  • Final Deadline: March 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
  • Social Studies Education
  • English 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 2011.099 (class # 1758) Multicultural Perspectives on Social Studying in Early Childhood (2 credits)

  • CHDED-GE 2055.099 (class # 1759) Integrated Arts in Childhood Education (2 credits)

  • CHDED-GE 2070.099 (class #1483) Foundations of Curriculum (3 credits)

  • SOCED-GE 2140.099 (class #1760) Culminating Seminar: History and Social Studies Workshop (3 credits)

  • ENGED-GE 2191.098 (class #1545 ) New Perspectives on the Teaching of English (3 credits)

  • TCHL-GE 2300.099 (class #1484) Independent Study: Effective School for Cosmopolitan Democracies (1-3 credits)

  • ENGED-GE 2300.099 (class #1761 ) Independent Study: Texts and Teaching for Diverse Learning Needs (1-3 credits)

  • TESOL-GE 2039.097 (class #1550) Independent Study: Advanced Individual Project in Multilingual, Multicultural Studies (3 credits)

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


Dee Anne Anderson,

  • Steinhardt Graduate Tuition Fee (3-6 credits) - $1,795 per credit     
  • Graduate Registration and Services Fees - $509 for first credit, plus $71 per additional credit
  • Housing Fee - $1,100
  • Activity Fee - $700
  • GeoBlue International Health Insurance - Included

PLEASE NOTE: Students are responsible for purchase of transportation and airfare to/from program location. All students participating in the program are required to live in NYU-provided housing. Students are responsible for their own accommodations 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.

Students are encouraged to budget for study abroad programs based on individual needs using available online resources. Tuition, Housing, and Activity fees will be due based on the Bursar's Payment Schedule for Summer 2020.

Bursar’s Payment Deadline Dates

Learn about scholarship opportunities.



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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