Degrees & certifications
Pursuing a doctoral degree in English and Education will allow you to explore the field of education in depth and in connection with the many topics that contribute to mastery of the English language and the way it functions and is transmitted and used in education.
Doctor of Philosophy in English and Education
The program allows you a wide latitude in pursuing a program tailored to your interests and professional aspirations. Student interests have included rhetorical theory, literacy studies, feminist theory, new media composition, disability studies, queer theory, applied linguistics, English language studies, ethnic studies, creative writing studies, and writing assessment. All students have the opportunity to pursue research projects collaboratively with faculty, including social justice- and activist-oriented research, in addition to individual dissertation research.
To date, we have an outstanding placement record for graduates who have chosen to pursue tenure-track faculty positions in education and English departments in colleges and universities; graduates also assume a broad range of careers in K-12 administration, educational nonprofits, and government-sponsored agencies.
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