Reading, Writing, Literacy, PhD

The Ph.D. in Reading/Writing/Literacy program prepares scholar-practitioners for positions in research universities and other educational organizations with a primary mission related to furthering knowledge in literacy and literacy education.

Students focus on developing their understanding and expertise in particular aspects of the field (e.g., teacher education, pedagogy and curriculum, leadership, policy, urban education, multicultural education, adult and community based literacy in and out of school, literacy in international contexts, etc.) and in learning to conduct research on critical issues and problems in literacy. Students are encouraged to develop one or more areas of concentration. Students choose electives from across the divisions in GSE and from other departments in the university.

View the University’s Academic Requirements for PhD Degrees.

The total course units for graduation is 20. The requirements include 7 core courses, 3 additional research courses, 1 distribution course, and the remainder your choice of elective courses.

Core Courses
EDUC 723Multicultural Issues in Education1
EDUC 834Theories of Reading1
EDUC 713Responding to Literature: An Interdisciplinary Perspective1
EDUC 737Research in Teaching Writing1
EDUC 836Issues in Instructional Leadership in Reading and Writing1
EDUC 724Literacy: Social and Historical Perspectives1
EDUC 920Research Seminar in Reading and Writing (Research Course)1
Research
Select three course units3
Distribution
Select one course unit (May be waived for a Research Requirement)1
Electives
Select nine course units9
Total Course Units20

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.