Language, Diversity & Literacy Studies
The Language, Diversity & Literacy Studies concentration is designed to create scholars who are critically committed to empowering and advocating for linguistically and culturally diverse communities of learners. Graduates of this program will experience collaborative and innovative research that leads to knowledge and understanding of multiple learners and their literacies.
Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction with a Concentration in Language, Diversity & Literacy Studies
Strands in: Language & Literacy and Bilingual/ESL
Offered: Hybrid, online coursework and two week face-to-face summer intensive requirement for the first two years of coursework. Also offered: face-to-face program.
Career Opportunities With This Degree
A Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction may prepare you to work as a teacher, trainer, or education researcher. The degree can also lead to work in academia, government and business. It can also lead to a teaching career at the university level. If you are an EC-12 teacher, a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction may provide opportunities for leadership roles as curriculum and instructional leaders in your school or district. This degree will provide coursework in research methods, statistics, and policy. These areas are highly valued in government agencies and businesses. Large corporations often have their own education departments and have needs for curriculum designers and trainers.
College Transcripts – Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded to the Graduate School application. Information on submitting official transcripts will be provided to you by the Graduate School. Grade reports or unofficial transcripts from university web portals will not be accepted. Please redact the Social Security Number anywhere it appears on your transcript. If documents are written in a language other than English, a copy of a complete and official English translation must be provided with the original language records.
Required Supplemental Application Materials
GRE Scores, Resume, Three Professional Recommendations, Applicant Statement, Writing Sample. Download a comprehensive list of requirements.
Please visit the Graduate Application Process for more information on how to apply.
Application deadline for the Fall semester is April 15th, 2018.
This program requires official GRE scores. Scores must no more than 5 years old at the time of application. Official GRE scores must be sent from Educational Testing Services (ETS) to the Texas Tech Graduate School. To register for the examination please visit the GRE Testing website. Texas Tech University's code is 6827.
Semester in which the program can be started
Fall enrollment only
Estimated Hours to Completion
93-99 hours of coursework.
Allowable Transfer Hours
Doctorate - at the discretion of the advisor
Scholarships and assistantships for doctoral students are available through the office of graduate education and research in the College of Education.
Program-Specific Scholarships Offered
Contact Dr. Mellinee Lesley for information about program-specific scholarships and aid.
Tuition & Fees
Visit the Student Business Services website to estimate your costs.
Dr. Shirley Matteson
Curriculum & Instruction Graduate Advisor