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PhD in Education- Literacy Leadership

The Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a concentration in literacy leadership is now a concentration within the Curriculum and Instruction PhD Program.  With its unique focus, it prepares individuals as literacy professionals for leadership and supervisory roles, teaching literacy curriculum and instruction in higher education, and/or consulting for educational organizations or private industry. With a solid grounding in assessment, evaluation, and quantitative and qualitative research, the rigorous course of study provides an opportunity for students to develop a strong background in literacy with a leadership emphasis while providing the flexibility to pursue individual interests.

Possession of this degree often provides those who have earned it with entry into business, government, research and other leadership positions. The PhD in Education with a concentration in literacy leadership is intended to prepare individuals for these roles and to provide them with the skills to carry out scholarly research and add to the body knowledge in the field. The curriculum described below contains elements that will, if completed successfully, provide research expertise, literacy leadership skills and experience, and the ability to serve the nation's schools, colleges and universities and contribute to global education.

Contact Dr. Charlene Fleener   cfleener@odu.edu 757-683-3284