Jul 06, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Exceptional Learning, Literacy Concentration, Ph.D.

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Degree Requirements

The Exceptional Learning Ph.D. requires 78-79 credit hours and is organized into three core areas: Core Knowledge, Research Knowledge, and Concentration Knowledge. Credit hours are classified as follows:

  • Core Coursework: 13 hours
  • Research Coursework: 21 hours
  • Dissertation: 15+ hours
  • Core Concentration Coursework: 23-24 hours
  • Advisor Guided Electives: 6-7 hours
  • Total Degree Requirements: 78-79 hours

Core Concentration Coursework

The Literacy concentration engages students in a continuum of exploration to develop well-rounded knowledge of literacy research, theory, and practice, as well as expand expertise in the student’s choice of topic.

Course Substitutions

Course Substitutions are allowed upon approval of the graduate advisory committee, department chair/director, and dean of the college.

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