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Dr. Kathryn Pole

Associate Professor

"I want my students to understand their power as literacy professionals to help both teachers and their students find their potential. I want my students to be prepared to change the world!"

Degrees Held:

  • Ph.D. – Texas Woman's University

Career Highlights

I've published in "The Reading Teacher," "Literacy Research and Instruction" and "The Journal of Adult and Adolescent Literacy," among others.

I've received excellence in teaching awards and excellence in research awards.

In which online programs do you teach?

M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction – Literacy Studies

Which classes do you teach online?

Multicultural Children's Literature and Understanding Literacy Research

What do you want students to take away from your classes?

I want my students to understand their power as literacy professionals to help both teachers and their students find their potential. I want my students to be prepared to change the world!

What advice would you give to people considering an online education degree?

Make sure the program you are applying to is with a known and accredited university. Our program at UTA is accredited and recognized by national and state agencies as well as the International Literacy Association. Once you've decided you have the time it takes to work on a master's degree, send in that application! We look forward to working with you.

Why are you interested in education? What drew you to this field?

As educators, we influence every other profession. Literacy, especially, is the foundation for everything else!

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