Doctor of Education
The Doctor of Education (Ed.D) in Reading, Language, and Literature prepares individuals for positions in institutions of higher learning, education renewal centers, state and national education agencies, and K-12 school districts. The program is designed for those individuals who are committed to the enhancement of literacy for all learners; whose career goals emphasize the development and improvement of literacy curriculum and instruction; who desire to prepare themselves for literacy leadership roles in pre-service and in-service teacher education; and who will serve as agents of change, creating and expanding the varied institutions and programs to support continued literacy advancement.
The doctoral program is aligned with the International Reading Association Standards For Reading Professionals and the National Council of Teachers of English Standards for the English Language Arts. The outcomes for the program and for specific courses are designed to meet these standards.