The Ph.D in Teaching and Learning with a concentration in Language and Literacy Education is open to individuals with interests in literacy research, scholarship, and teacher preparation in the areas of early literacy, reading, multiliteracies, writing, English education, English as a second language education, and technology infusion in the literacy fields.
Individuals seeking admission to this program have a strong background in language and literacy education at the master’s level and a desire to be prepared to conduct original research in the field. Programs of study are planned individually with each candidate in light of specific goals and areas of interest.
For general information, see the program documents available below. For more additional information, contact a member of the Language and Literacy Education Faculty.
Program Degree Requirements for the Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning with a concentration in Language and Literacy Education
A. Core Area (18)
The Core Area consists of 15 semester hours of research coursework and 3 semester hours of Social Foundation of Education and Psychology of Learning coursework.
Research Core (15 hours)
Choose one course (3):
EPRS 8500 Qualitative/Interpretive Research in Education (3)
EPRS 8530 Quantitative Methods and Analysis in Education (3)
A two course sequence (6 hours) in research methodology (for specific tracks/courses: http://education.gsu.edu/main/phd_requirement.htm)
Two courses (6 hours) in advanced research methods as identified by the Doctoral Advisory Committee
Social Foundations of Education and Psychology of Learning course (3) [for specific courses: http://education.gsu.edu/main/phd_requirement.htm]
B. Major Area (30)
EDCI 8970 Seminar in Teaching and Learning (3)
EDCI 9850 Research Seminar (3)
EDCI 9900 Critique of Educational Research (3)
EDRD 8310 Theoretical Models and Processes of Literacy Learning (language, reading, and writing) (9)
Select (12): The student and Doctoral Advisory Committee select additional coursework.
C. Dissertation (15)
EDCI 9990 Dissertation (15)
Program total: Minimum of 63 semester hours