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Literacy, Culture, and Language Education, Ed.D.


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The Ed.D. in Literacy, Culture, and Language Education prepares literacy and language practitioners for leadership positions in the field. It provides an unparalleled environment for continual learning with colleagues who share your passion. The program features a holistic and integrative focus on preparing practitioner leaders in literacy and language to better understand and address 21st-century issues and challenges.

As a student in the program, you complete 60 graduate credit hours, including core courses, inquiry courses, minor courses, electives, and a dissertation.

The primary course work, before your dissertation focus, is typically completed in three years; however you have up to seven years to complete your courses. While the program does not require an internship or practicum, you will be required to participate in at least one conference led by the Literacy, Culture, and Language Education department. This conference will be held during the spring semester each year or every other year. You may select a time for participation in this conference that best aligns with your program of studies. These conferences are hosted on the Bloomington campus.

It is possible to transfer up to 18 graduate credits taken outside of a previous master's degree, subject to approval by your faculty advisor.

Program Contacts

Website: Literacy, Culture, and Language Education, Ed.D.
Email: lcle@indiana.edu
Phone: 812.856.8270