Texas Tech University

Language, Diversity & Literacy Studies

Program Description

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.

Program Handbook

PhD in C and I

Degrees Offered

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.

Application Materials

All programs require that you submit an online application through the Graduate School.

College Transcripts – Send unofficial copies of all transcripts to the Texas Tech Graduate School at graduate.admissions@ttu.edu. The transcripts must be in PDF format and no larger than 2 MB. Multiple attachments per email will be accepted. 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.

* Official transcripts will be required during your first semester if you are admitted to your desired program.

* International applicants will need to submit additional materials. Please review the Graduate School website for more information.

Required Supplemental Application Materials

GRE Scores, Resume, Three Professional Recommendations, Applicant Statement, Writing Sample. Download a comprehensive list of requirements.

Application Process

Please visit the Graduate Application Process for more information on how to apply.

Application deadline for the Fall semester is February 1st.

GRE Scores

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

LDLS Cohort Summer 2016

Financial Aid

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.

Contacts

Brianna Sanchez
Academic Advisor
brianna.sanchez@ttu.edu
806-834-2353

Dr. Fanni Coward
Interim Department Chair
fanni.coward@ttu.edu
806-834-4475

Faculty