Educational Linguistics, PhD
The Educational Linguistics Ph.D. enables students to pursue research on language learning, teaching language, and the role of language in teaching and learning.
The Educational Linguistics, Ph.D. program is rooted in the view that language must be examined within the cultural contexts and social situations in which it occurs. Faculty and students are involved in generating research on language and learning in areas such as:
- Bilingualism, biliteracy, and bilingual education
- Multilingual language planning and policy
- Linguistic, cognitive, and sociocultural aspects of (language) learning, and (second) language acquisition/socialization
- Educational and social consequences of ethnic and linguistic diversity
- Local/global perspectives on English language teaching policy and practice in K-12 and higher education
- Multimodal discourse in social and institutional settings
- Language revitalization
View the University’s Academic Requirements for PhD Degrees.
The total course units required for graduation is 20. If approved by your advisor, 8 CUs may be transferred into the program; normally these will be electives. Core courses may not be transferred in. The requirements include 5 core courses, 3 research courses, 3 linguistics courses, and your choice of elective courses agreed upon with your advisor.
|EDUC 537||Educational Linguistics||1|
|EDUC 546||Sociolinguistics in Education||1|
|EDUC 661||Language Diversity and Education||1|
|EDUC 670||Second Language Development||1|
|Select one of the following 900-Level Doctoral Seminars:|
|EDUC 911||Issues in Second Language Acquisition||1|
|or EDUC 927||Research Seminar: Language Policy and Education|
|Select one Quantitative Methods course||1|
|Select one Qualitative Methods course||1|
|Select one Advanced Quantitative OR Qualitative Methods course||1|
|Select one course from the Linguistics Dept in one of the following core areas: Phonetics, Phonology Morphology, Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics||1|
|Select two additional courses, which may be from the Linguistics Dept., Anthropology Dept., or other relevant linguistics course||2|
|Select nine course units||9|
|Total Course Units||20|
The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2018 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.