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Washington State University
College of Education

Language, Literacy, and Technology Program of Study

LLT Doctoral Program Coursework

Course of Study

Minimum 34 graded credits plus minimum 20 dissertation hours, 18 graded or non-graded = 72 total credits

The course of study for the Ph.D. specialization in LLT is rigorous and based in both breadth and depth across and among the three discipline areas. The following is a breakdown of core content and research requirements and recommendations for the Ph.D. in education with a specialization in LLT. It is anticipated that completion of the degree will average three to four years.

Required Graded Credits: LLT Specialization (18 credits)

LLT 586: Seminar in LLT (3)

TCH_LRN 511: Theoretical Foundations of Education Research (3)

TCH_LRN 550: Second Language Learning and Literacy (3)

TCH_LRN 562: Foundations of Literacy (3)

TCH_LRN 570: Theory and Research in Electronic Literacies (3)

TCH_LRN 582: Academic Writing (3)

Research Core (12 credits)

ED_RES 562: Foundations of Literacy (3)

ED_RES 563: Principles of Research (3)

ED_RES 564: Qualitative Research Literature (3)

ED_RES 565: Quantitative Research (3)

Electives (18 credits)

Graded or Non-Graded Credits

Dissertation Credits (20 credits)

LLT 800: Doctoral Research, Dissertation, and/or Examination