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2007-2008 Graduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Reading, Language, and Cognition, Ph.D.


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The Doctor of Philosophy in Reading, Language, and Cognition program is planned to prepare the following:

  • Reading specialists who plan to engage in research, evaluation and experimentation in the field of reading.
  • Reading specialists taking leadership positions in clinics.
  • Reading specialists who plan to teach and direct research in colleges and universities.
  • Personnel for bilingual/bicultural programs in schools, for supervisory positions, research, and college testing.

Program Requirements - Semester Hours: 90



Bilingual candidates: Students who have completed the M.A. in Bilingual Education with a specialization in elementary education are required to take 9 semester hours of special doctoral seminars, with advisement. Students who have not completed the above degree and specialization are required to take, in addition, bilingual education courses, with advisement.

  • 12 hours of electives, under advisement, from psychology, sociology, anthropology, and other related cognate areas.
  • 12-13 semester hours from the liberal arts other than psychology, with advisement (not required for bilingual students).

Basic Courses


Advanced Courses


Bilingual/Bicultural Emphases


Students enrolled in the bilingual/bicultural doctoral program will have an adviser in Spanish as well as in Literacy. A member of the Spanish faculty will serve on each student’s dissertation committee.

Required courses in Spanish are SPAN 301, 308, 309 and 9 semester hours of electives selected under advisement.

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