Education: Language, Literacy and Culture, PhD

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 69 Hours

Common Program Core
SCFD 6983Diversity and Equity Issues in Education3
SCFD 6113Theoretical Foundations of Inquiry3
CIED 6503Doctoral Seminar3
Hours Subtotal9
Research Methods
Select 12 hours from courses such as these:12
Advanced Pedagogical Research
Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research
Analyses of Variance
Multiple Regression Analysis in Behavioral Studies
Psychometric Theory
Factor Analysis in Behavioral Research
Applied Multivariate Research in Behavioral Studies
Computer Applications in Nonparametric Data Analyses
Qualitative Research I
Qualitative Research: Selected Methods
Qualitative Research II
Hours Subtotal12
Language, Literacy and Culture Option
Select 24 hours from the following:24
Reading & Writing Difficulties
Literacy and Technology Across the Curriculum
History of Reading
Advanced Special Topics in Literacy Education
Seminar in Writing Pedagogy
English Language Learners: Theory, Research, Policy and Practice
21st Century Literacies: Theory, Research, and Practice
Seminar in Literacy
Issues and Trends in Adolescent Literacy
Theory and Research on Teaching Contemporary Children's and YA Literature
CIED 6680
Language, Literacy and Culture
Hours Subtotal24
Independent Research
CIED 6000Doctoral Dissertation15
Hours Subtotal15
Electives/Cognate
The doctoral advisory committee will work with individual students to select the most appropriate courses to enhance their knowledge within their specializations.9
Hours Subtotal9
Total Hours69

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) Requirements

  • 90 credits beyond the Bachelor's degree, 60 credits beyond the Master's degree are required
  • At least seventy-five percent of coursework on the Plan of Study must include 5000 and 6000 level courses
  • A minimum of 15 hours at the 6000 level with a grade of SR for the doctoral dissertation must be complete.  The maximum number of dissertation hours (6000 with a grade of SR) permissible on a Plan of Study must not exceed three-fourths of the total credit hours in the approved graduate degree program
  • Credit for all courses on a graduate Plan of Study must have been awarded within 10 years of completion of all degree requirements
  • A minimum of 30 in-residence credit hours are required
  • Non-Course requirements:
    • Doctoral Candidacy
    • Dissertation Defense
    • Dissertation Submission/Approval