Ph.D. in Education: English Language Learners

Effective December 2018: This program is being merged with the Equity and Diversity Ph.D. strand. Interested students will need to apply to this strand. 

The doctoral program in English Language Learners (ELL) prepares students for careers as teacher educators, researchers, and leaders in K-12 and adult ELL instruction. With the growing number of English language learners in public schools worldwide, experts with a terminal degree in the field are in high demand.

The ELL curriculum includes advanced studies into contemporary research on teaching methods, issues, and topics in second language acquisition and multilingual education, as well as specialized topics in applied linguistics, sociocultural perspectives on language acquisition and identity, and issues in teacher preparation. Students will be mentored by experienced faculty members on conducting scholarly research and will have a chance to collaborate with a diverse group of doctoral students and faculty members across the College of Education.

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