Reading and Literacy in Early and Middle Childhood, Doctor of Philosophy in Teaching and Learning
The doctoral program in Reading and Literacy in Early and Middle Childhood provides high-quality academic preparation and collaborative research in schools and communities. You’ll develop your own research agenda and work closely with faculty on issues related to how children learn to read and write along with how educators can best address their needs. Together, you will address educational excellence, diversity and social justice in reading and literacy education.
Learn a core foundation of theoretical models and processes of reading, research and theory in reading development and instruction. You’ll also learn diverse epistemologies for inquiry in literacy research and practice.
Gain deep theoretical understanding of reading and literacy, become familiar with a range of research paradigms to study reading and literacy in early and middle childhood and develop expertise as researchers in your own inquiry.
Program designed for professionals with interests in a variety of areas such as early and middle childhood reading and writing instruction; language and literacy acquisition and development; family, community, and school literacy; literacy teacher education; phonics and word study; Reading Recovery; and clinical reading programs.
Present scholarly work at state and national conferences and join faculty in professional writing.
Key to teaching, research and learning in the college, associateships provide students with professional experience and financial support.
These financial awards are made by Ohio State to students based on academic merit through a university-wide competition.
The college annually awards scholarships to its students to support their academic goals.
Minimum Program hours
(up to 30 credit hours may transfer)
Deadline to apply