This doctoral program is designed for educators seeking a deeper understanding of the powerful role literacy plays in the lives of all readers and writers.
The Doctor of Education in Literacy Program combines several distinctive features to enhance graduates' learning experiences
- Program developed by and courses taught by literacy experts
- Dissertation process with integrated support throughout the program
- Authentic benchmark assessments as opposed to a traditional comprehensive examination
- Classes held one night a week and one Saturday a month during the school year (summer calendars vary)
- Intentional focus on literacy/leadership
- Small and dynamic cohorts
- Course texts included with tuition
- Cohort trips to two national conferences included with tuition
- Three-year membership provided two two national associations
- Subscription to two major journals included throughout the program
- Complimentary attendance at Literacy in Motion conferences
- Complimentary attendance at A Day at Judson seminars
- Skype and/or live opportunities to meet and talk with prominent authors and researchers
- Program completed in four years
Graduates of the Doctor of Education in Literacy Program will...
Exhibit Content Confidence
Graduates will develop literacy expertise for critical thinking and informed decision-making.
Deliver Exemplary Literacy Instruction
Graduates will cultivate students to become divergent thinkers and inspired readers and writers.
Articulate a Comprehensive Knowledge of Literacy Research
Graduates will demonstrate scholarly proficiency in critiquing, synthesizing, conducting, and applying research in the field of literacy.
Produce Exemplary Written Communication
Graduates will apply exceptional skills when writing for a variety of audiences and purposes.
Speak Effectively Written Communication
Graduates will synthesize the process of preparing and organizing content for delivery that engages audiences.
Provide Literacy Leadership in the Profession
Graduates will foster growth in practitioners and other literacy leaders that deepens their understanding of best practice, encourages engagement, and promotes collaboration.
- No grade lower than C is accepted. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.35 is required.
- A maximum of 12 credit hours may transfer into the program. Courses approved for transfer must have been completed within five years of the candidate's matriculation at Judson, and the request for transfer must be made in writing to the program directors a minimum of 90 days prior to matriculation.
- In addition to successful completion of all courses, students must have successfully completed four doctoral benchmarks and a final dissertation.
- Students must be approved by the Program Directors of the Doctor of Literacy Program, the Division Chair of Education and the faculty for graduation.
- Students who did not complete Judson's Master of Education program are also required to take EDD605 Communication in Professional Settings (3 c.h.).
|EDD612||Advanced Writing for Educators||3|
|EDD680||Social Equity and Identity||3|
|EDD701||Methods of Educational Research||5|
|Survey of History and Seminal Studies, Part 1|
and Survey of History and Seminal Studies, Part 2
|EDD730||Evaluating Research Data||2|
|EDD740||Leadership in the Educational Setting||3|
|Designing and Delivering Professional Presentations Part 1|
and Designing and Delivering Professional Presentations Part 2
|EDD770||Quantitative Data Analysis||2|
|EDD775||Qualitative Data Analysis||2|
|Dissertation Writing Workshop Part 1|
and Dissertation Writing Workshop Part 2
|EDD795||Writing for Scholarly Publication||3|
|LIT655||Literacy Across the Disciplines||2-3|
|LIT665||Multicultural Children's Literature||2|
|LIT670||Classic and Contemporary Books for Children||3|
|LIT675||Classic/Contemporaty Novels for Young Adults||4|
|LIT690||Clinical Literacy Assessment andInterpretation||3|
|LIT695||Clinical Practicum in Literacy Assessment and Intervention||5|
|LIT761||Theoretical Processes and Modelsof Literacy||3|
|LIT790||Seminar in Writing for Publication||5|