Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Language and Literacy Education UAEU United Arab Emirates University
The PhD concentration in Language and Literacy Education requires a minimum of 60 credit hours including 30 credit hours of dissertation and 30 credit hours in course work. The degree requirements will be accomplished on a full-time basis where students can complete the program in about 3.5 academic years.
The main objective of the Language and Literacy Education concentration is to develop educators with an understanding of language and literacy education and to achieve an epistemological ground in this field as well as a comprehensive understanding of the interconnectedness of language and literacy education in teaching and learning that will prepare them to work as an academic professional, researchers or policy professionals. Additionally, doctoral candidates will demonstrate expertise in designing and implementing curriculum and instructional interventions and acquire expertise in applying and evaluating appropriate research methodologies that inform recent developments in literacy and language education, and teacher education.
Throughout this program, doctoral students will be equipped with a solid background in curriculum and instruction, literacy, linguistics, first and second language learning and acquisition, language development and assessment, qualitative and quantitative research methods, and analysis.