Doctoral Degrees

Literacy, Culture, and Language Education

Expand your professional opportunities as you deepen your expertise in literacy and language education. This 60-credit hour online program prepares literacy and language practitioners for leadership positions in the field and provides an unparalleled environment for continual learning with colleagues who share your passion. The program features a holistic and integrative focus on preparing practitioner leaders in literacy and language to better understand and address 21st century issues and challenges.

Designed with working professionals in mind, the flexibility and convenience of the program facilitates integration with career and personal commitments. The cohort structure encourages strong relationships and emphasizes collaboration. Classes are taught by tenured faculty from the Literacy, Culture, and Language Education department; known not only as outstanding researchers and leaders in the field, but as professors who care about your academic success and growth. 

The primary coursework, before your dissertation focus, for the Ed.D. in Literacy, Culture, and Language Education is typically completed in three years though you will have up to seven years to complete your courses. While the program does not require an internship or practicum, you will be required to participate in at least one conference led by the Literacy, Culture, and Language Education department. This conference will be held during the spring semester each year or every other year. You may select a time for participation in this conference that best aligns with your program of studies. These conferences are hosted on the Bloomington campus. 

It is possible to transfer up to 18 graduate credits taken outside of a previous master's degree, subject to approval by your faculty advisor. 

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