Ph.D.: The Literacy and Schooling Specialization
Literacy and Schooling is one of the specializations offered as a strand in the Ph.D. Program in Education. This program involves a community of teachers, researchers, readers, writers, and learners. Students study
♦ Teaching Processes
♦ Education Theory and Research
♦ Social and Cultural Implications of Schooling and Literacy.
Faculty members and students conduct scholarly research in the areas of Reading, Writing, and Related Literacies.
The courses listed below are those generally recommended for doctoral students in the Literacy and Schooling specialization. Students may also choose courses from other departments, with permission from their Guidance Committee, either as supplements or as substitutions for those listed here. Students typically take at least five full courses considered appropriate for their work within the area of Literacy and Schooling.
EDUC 914 Reading Research Seminar
EDUC 980 Research in the Teaching of Writing
A minimum of three courses selected from the following:
EDUC 950 Research in Culture, Behavior and Development
EDUC 985 Contemporary Issues and Theories in Human Learning and Development (strongly recommended)
EDUC 991 Curriculum Theory I
EDUC 992 Curriculum Theory II
And/or courses from the Teacher Education and Curriculum and Instruction specializations