Become an expert literacy educator-scholar in your field with our flexible, challenging PhD program in Language and Literacy Education.
Develop close mentoring relationships with our award-winning faculty for support and guidance through your program. You will have numerous opportunities to apprentice on research projects, author articles and book chapters, present at national and international conferences, and teach university courses.
Our department includes faculty who are experts in three areas of language and literacy: English education, literacies and children's literature, and TESOL/world language education. As a student, you may select an emphasis from among five areas that align with the Georgia Performance Standards requirements for certification upgrade.
The TESOL and World Language Education community includes faculty and students with interests in several areas, including:
We focus on a range of language education research methodologies including qualitative and quantitative analysis, arts-based inquiry, corpus analysis, discourse analysis, systemic functional linguistics, narrative inquiry, and ethnography. We bring these areas together in order to better address the needs of all learners in increasingly global and local ("glocal") communities.
Additionally, our faculty have formed partnerships with local public school districts and community organizations. They also are affiliated with Linguistics, Germanic and Slavic Studies, Romance Languages, the Qualitative Research Program, the Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, and other units on campus.
Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.
Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.
Most graduate students at UGA are not assigned to a faculty advisor until after admittance. A close working relationship with your advisor is paramount to progressing through your program of study.
As a doctoral student in language and literacy education, you will find yourself immersed in a true learning community: one that cultivates a culture of well-being, belonging, contribution, communication, and exploration.
Collaborate with your peers by participating in the Journal of Language and Literacy Education, the Language & Literacy Education Graduate Organization, and the Children's Literature Conference.
See for yourself how much UGA College of Education has to offer! Schedule a tour of campus to learn more about the UGA student experience.
The Graduate School handles admission for all graduate programs at the University of Georgia, including those in the College of Education. The Graduate School website contains important details about the application process, orientation, and many other useful links to guide you through the process of attending UGA at the graduate level.
Applicants are required to submit official GRE scores. Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores can be considered as well, but only if GRE scores are received. International applicants should submit official TOEFL or IELTS scores. While completing your Graduate School application, please include the following documents:
Email your writing sample to the department and include your name, desired area of emphasis for the PhD program (i.e. English Education, RWCLDL, or World Language Education and TESOL), and the words "writing sample" in the subject line.
Please indicate in your statement of purpose which area of emphasis below you intend to pursue for the PhD program (i.e. English Education, RWCLDL, or World Language Education and TESOL).
Funding consideration will be given to students who apply for Fall by January 1st. Fall is the only admissions term in which funding is awarded each year.
In addition to the Graduate School application, applicants must meet the following requirements:
If you would like to be considered for departmental funding in addition to being considered for admission tot he program, please complete the assistantship application and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org after you have submitted the Grad School application.
Completed application due: