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Doctor of Philosophy, Adolescent, Post-secondary and Community Literacies

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Doctoral students join a community of scholars prepared to teach and conduct scholarship in diverse educational contexts. Students and faculty in the program are interested in teacher education, improving classroom education, English language arts education, bilingual/biliteracy education, service learning, uses of technology to promote literacy learning, after school and other community education programs, and literature and composition education. 

Students who began the T&L PhD program in AU25 or beyond will follow the curriculum of one of the five new specializations associated with the PhD redesign. This area of study only pertains to students who began in AU24 or before. If you are a student who started in AU24 or before and want to switch into one of the new specializations, please work with your faculty advisor to determine if this is appropriate for you.

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Program Features 

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Career Paths 

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University Faculty
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Educational Researcher
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Post-doctoral Fellow  
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Funding Opportunities 

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Degree Requirements 

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Master’s degree.

Program start

Autumn Semester 

Deadline to apply

December 1 

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Minimum Program hours


(up to 30 credit hours may transfer)

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