Oct 18, 2018  
2007-2008 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
2007-2008 Graduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Reading, Language, and Cognition, Ed.D.

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Professor Taylor, Graduate Program Director, (516) 463-5370,

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

  • Specialists who coordinate reading services in schools on a district-wide basis.
  • Consultants with major responsibility for curriculum improvement on a district-wide level.
  • Instructors who intend to teach reading and language arts courses at the college level.
  • For bilingual candidates, the initiation and administration of school-wide or district-wide bilingual reading and language arts programs.
  • For bilingual candidates, the improvement of bilingual reading and language arts instruction through assistance to bilingual classroom teachers.
  • Instructors who are teaching an integrated language arts program at the early childhood level.

Program Requirements - Semester Hours: 90

Bilingual candidates: students who have completed the M.A. in Bilingualism with a specialization in elementary education are required to take 9 semester hours of special doctoral seminars.

Students who have not completed the above degree and specialization are required to take, in addition, bilingual education courses, with advisement.

Basic Courses


A student who has not completed 601, Dissertation Seminar, must enroll in 602, Dissertation Proposal Preparation, until the dissertation proposal is accepted. The student must then enroll in 604, Dissertation Advisement, the following semester and must maintain continuous enrollment in dissertation preparation until the dissertation is completed.

A student must enroll in 604 for 3 s.h. in the first semester and thereafter continue to register in 604 until the dissertation is completed, at which time a minimum of 6 s.h. of credit must be received.


28 semester hours from among the following, with possible substitutions of up to 15 credits from liberal arts, under advisement.

Early Childhood Emphasis

This 18 semester hour concentration is designed for students interested in early childhood education. Required courses for this emphasis are:

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