60 credit hours of graduate course work, plus 12 credit hours of doctoral-thesis research. Course work provides a foundation that supports students’ ongoing research.

Core Courses12
Language Policy And Planning (K-12)
Applied Linguistics
Theory And Research In Reading
Theory And Research In Writing
Research Competency Requirement15
Introduction to Research
Select 12 credit hours of research methods including quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods approaches 1
Student Diversity Requirement9
9 credit hours on student social, cultural, and demographic diversity including:
Issues and Trends in Multicultural Education
6 credit hours focused on specific dimensions of diversity from an allied field 2
Foundations Requirement6
The Social and Cultural Foundation of Education
Introduction to the Learning Science
Pro-Seminar Requirement3
Professional Seminar
Electives Requirement15
Select 15 credit hours of electives meant to provide greater focus on area of specialization. 2
Dissertation Requirement12
Pre-Candidacy to Dissertation Research.
Post-Candidacy Dissertation Research.
Total Credit Hours72

See Graduate Program Director for a list of required research courses.


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