Ed.D in Literacy, Culture, and Language Education (Residential)

Literacy, Culture, and Language Education

Ed.D. in Literacy, Culture, and Language Education (Residential)

The residential Ed.D. program is no longer accepting applications for summer and fall of 2020.

Expand your professional opportunities as you deepen your expertise in literacy and language education. This 60-credit hour 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.

The Residential option is designed for practitioners who want to take on leadership roles in their schools or organizations, particularly in the development and implementation of language and literacy programs and curriculum.

  • Application Deadlines
    Starting SemesterDeadline
    Fall Jan 15
    Spring Nov 1
    Summer Mar 1
    International students are encouraged to apply early to allow extra time for their materials to arrive.
  • Admissions Requirements

    In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Graduate Studies Office will accept unofficial transcripts and self-reported test scores for admission reviews. Any admission made with these documents would be conditioned on receipt of official documents, which should be provided as soon as possible.

    1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
    2. Master’s degree from an accredited institution
    3. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 out of 4.00
    4. Completed online application that includes:
      • Transcripts
      • Personal statement
      • Two letters of recommendation
      • GRE scores
      • Resume (international students only)
      • Minimum 79 TOEFL score or minimum 6.5 IELTS score (international students only)

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  • Program Requirements
  • Funding
    • Learn about the variety of fellowships and assistantships that are available to graduate students.
    • Visit Student Central for information about financial assistance.
    • Consult your employer about the availability of tuition reimbursement or tuition assistance programs.
    • Active duty military, veterans, and military families should visit the Center for Veteran and Military Students to take full advantage of available financial assistance and educational benefits.
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Why earn your doctorate at the IU School of Education? Ph.D. or Ed.D.—which is right for you? Get answers to these questions and more.

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Online Ed.D. option (only available in Fall)

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.

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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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