Language and literacy education mainly serves the local community through the grant-supported Red Clay Writing Project, as well as the Reading Clinic (supporting struggling readers by tutoring and educating teachers about effective reading approaches, in person and online) and the Children’s Literature Conference and Georgia Children’s Book Awards (each year, the conference connects teachers and students with current authors and a diverse book selection.

The Georgia ESOL for Content Area Teachers (GECAT) project is a five-year, Title III federally funded initiative begun in summer 2012. We provide ESOL endorsement courses to teachers in our partner districts. Classes are FREE to teachers — tuition and books are provided by the GECAT program, and participants receive a small stipend for each course. Courses are offered on-site at partner schools. Teachers will earn UGA graduate credit.