Curriculum, Development, Diversity, Instruction, Interdisciplinary Studies, Intervention, LEARNING, Linguistics, Scholar, Teacher, Technology, cultural, education, literature, professional, teachers college
Our doctoral programs prepare students to excel as scholars and as scholarly practitioners committed to bringing people and ideas together. Learn from and collaborate with faculty mentors who cross traditional academic boundaries to improve systems of education and reshape fields of inquiry.
Degree Awarded: PHD
Learning, Literacies and Technologies
The PhD program in learning, literacies and technologies is designed to prepare scholars who will address socially significant educational programs and transform preK-20 educational programs through rigorous research and educational interventions. Graduates rely on transdisciplinary theoretical and methodological perspectives to engage, influence and transform educational institutions and their practices.
The program graduates educational researchers who serve as scholars, leaders and teacher educators engaged in the design, development and use of literacies and technologies that promote learning. Graduates are stewards of their educational field, working across disciplinary boundaries to address the learning challenges of the new millennium.
Students will begin engaging in research studies during their first semester and continue throughout the four-year program. A transdisciplinary team of scholars led by distinguished faculty will collaborate with doctoral students, individually and in teams, to design powerful studies, implement them in authentic settings, collect and analyze data, write research reports, and present and publish the results.
Academic study and research in the learning, literacies and technologies program focuses on the nature of human learning and literacies across diverse learners and contexts, the use of technologies to support learning, the design of learning environments, and the conditions under which learning occurs.
As a future scholar, teacher educator or researcher, students will develop areas of emphasis with their faculty advisor and doctoral committee members to work at the cutting edges of educational science, leading the way to innovation and exploration of new technologies and literacies for learning.
Students are expected to engage in the doctoral program full time and are supported by Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College with funding renewable for four years with continued satisfactory progress.
85 credit hours,a written comprehensive exam, an oral comprehensive exam, a prospectus and a dissertation
Core Courses (13 credit hours)
Specialization Courses (12 credit hours)
Elective or Research Courses (12 credit hours)
Research (3 credit hours)
Internship (3 credit hours)
Dissertation (12 credit hours)
Additional Curriculum Information
When approved by the student's supervisory committee, this program allows 30 credit hours from a previously awarded master's degree to be used for this program.
Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.
Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree, in any field, from a regionally accredited institution.
Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of a student's first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.
All Applicants must submit:
- graduate admission application and application fee
- GRE scores
- official transcripts
- three letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to the applicant's potential for success in a graduate program
- personal statement describing the applicant's interests and reason for seeking this degree
- an academic writing sample
- curriculum vitae
- proof of English proficiency
Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English (regardless of current residency) must provide proof of English proficiency.
There are no minimum required GRE scores.
What are Accelerated Degrees?
ASU students can accelerate their studies by earning a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in as little as five years, for some programs.
Accelerated bachelors-masters degrees are designed to give high-achieving undergraduate students the opportunity to combine advanced undergraduate coursework with graduate coursework to accelerate graduate degree completion. These programs, featuring the same high-quality curriculum taught by our world-renowned faculty, allow students to obtain both a bachelor's and master's degree in as little as five years.
What are Concurrent Programs?
Students pursuing concurrent degrees earn two distinct degrees and receive two diplomas. ASU offers students two ways to earn concurrent degrees: by choosing a predetermined combination or creating their own combination. Predetermined combinations have a single admissions application and one easy to follow major map. To add a concurrent degree to your existing degree, work with your academic advisor. Either way, concurrent degrees allow students to pursue their own personal or professional interests.
What are Joint Programs?
Joint programs, or jointly conferred degrees, are offered by more than one college and provide opportunities for students to take advantage of the academic strengths of two academic units. Upon graduation, students are awarded one degree and one diploma conferred by two colleges.
What constitutes a New Program?
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What are Online Programs?
offers programs in an entirely online format with multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year. See http://asuonline.asu.edu/
for more information.
What is WICHE (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education)?
WICHE (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education) allows master’s, graduate certificate, and doctoral students who are residents of western states to enroll in high-quality programs at participating institutions outside of their home state and pay resident tuition. See more information and eligibility requirements by visiting https://graduate.asu.edu/file/wichewrgp-instructions-and-application
Students from western states who select this major may be eligible for a reduced nonresident tuition rate of 150 percent of Arizona resident tuition plus all applicable fees. See more information and eligibility requirements on the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program Web site
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A minor is an approved, coherent focus of academic study in a single discipline, other than the student's major, involving substantially
fewer hours of credit than a corresponding major.
Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate either by the college or department of the major or minor.
This is only the first required math course. This program may contain additional math courses; See Major Map for details.
The level of intensity represents a measure of the number and academic rigor of math courses required.
The level of intensity represents a measure of the number and academic rigor of math courses required. Courses included in the General level: MAT 142
The level of intensity represents a measure of the number and academic rigor of math courses required. Courses included in the Moderate level: MAT 117, MAT 119, MAT 170, MAT 210, SOS 101, CPI 200
The level of intensity represents a measure of the number and academic rigor of math courses required. Courses included in the Substantial level: MAT 251, MAT 265. MAT 266, MAT 267, MAT 270, MAT 271, MAT 272, MAT 274, MAT 275
Concurrent degree programs are specially designed academic programs which provide high-achieving undergraduate students the opportunity to complete two distinct but complementary bachelor degrees at the same time. Students must meet minimum admissions standards for both programs and be accepted individually by both colleges offering the concurrent program.
Concurrent degree programs are specially designed academic programs which provide high-achieving graduate students the opportunity to complete two distinct but complementary graduate degrees at the same time. Students must meet minimum admissions standards for both programs and be accepted individually by both colleges offering the concurrent program.
The accelerated bachelor's and master's degrees are designed by the academic programs to provide selected high-achieving undergraduate students with the opportunity to combine advanced undergraduate coursework with graduate coursework and accelerate graduate degree completion. These programs allow accelerated students to obtain a bachelor's and master's degree within five years. Accelerated programs are not offered at Lake Havasu.
The accelerated bachelor's and master's degrees are designed by the academic programs to provide selected high-achieving students with the opportunity to combine advanced undergraduate coursework with graduate coursework and accelerate graduate degree completion. These programs allow accelerated students to obtain a bachelor's and master's degree within five years. Accelerated programs are not offered at Lake Havasu.
A rolling deadline means that applications will continue to be reviewed on a regular basis until the semester begins. International students should be mindful of visa deadlines to ensure there is time to produce necessary visa documents. Applicants are encouraged to complete and submit application materials as soon as possible for consideration.
A final deadline means that all applications and application materials must be received by Graduate Admissions by the deadline date. Applications that are incomplete may not be considered after the final deadline. Applications that are submitted past the final deadline may not be considered.
A priority deadline means that applications submitted and completed before the priority deadline will receive priority consideration. Applications submitted after the priority deadlines will be reviewed in the order in which they were completed and on a space available basis. An application is complete after all materials are received by Graduate Admissions.