Ph.D. in Reading

The Doctorate of Philosophy degree in reading is a program of study designed to prepare candidates with the knowledge and expertise to become teacher educators, scholars, and literacy researchers. This degree is a research-oriented program of study with rigorous coursework in literacy theories combined with cognitive apprenticeships in the field and opportunities to collaborate with faculty on scholarly work and research projects. To achieve this goal, candidates must be participants in a professional community where research and scholarly activity are intentionally embedded into the teacher preparation programs.

Note: This program is currently not accepting new students.

Graduation Requirements

The Ph.D. in Reading requires a minimum of 108 hours (72 hours beyond the master’s degree) as determined by student and student’s coursework advisor. Additional requirements include:

  • the successful completion of an electronic portfolio in Chalk and Wire,
  • a passing score on a comprehensive written examination, and
  • the successful defense of the dissertation research.

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