Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Requirements as represented in Degree Navigator are not available for this program.
College of Education Department of Teacher Education Graduate Study Graduate Specialization in Language and Literacy Education
The Graduate Specialization in Language and Literacy Education, which is administered by the Department of Teacher Education, is designed for students who aspire to be scholars, curriculum developers, and policy leaders in literacy at school, district, state, national, and international levels. The specialization focuses on literacy theory, research, and education. It is for students who wish to address issues of language and literacy development, literacy use, literacy instruction, literacy contexts of social, cultural, and linguistic differences, and the possibilities of transforming how people read and take action in their worlds.
The graduate specialization is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Special Education. Students must meet the requirements of the specialization specified below, in addition to the requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology or the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education or the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Special Education.With the approval of the department and college that administers the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the specialization may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the doctoral degree.