Learning, Literacies and Technologies (PhD)

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The most innovative and effective educators stretch. They're relentless. They suspect that there's always a better way---and they find it. Those who attend graduate programs at ASU's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College receive best-in-class preparation that allows them to harness and create knowledge, mobilize people and take action to improve education. These doctoral programs prepare graduates to thrive in their careers and take leadership positions in advancing the world's most important profession.

The PhD program in learning, literacies and technologies is designed to prepare scholars who will address socially significant educational programs and transform preK-20 educational programs through rigorous research and educational interventions. Graduates rely on transdisciplinary theoretical and methodological perspectives to engage, influence and transform educational institutions and their practices.

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The program graduates educational researchers who serve as scholars, leaders and teacher educators engaged in the design, development and use of literacies and technologies that promote learning. Graduates are stewards of their educational field, working across disciplinary boundaries to address the learning challenges of the new millennium.

Students will begin researching during their first semester and continue throughout the four-year program. A transdisciplinary team of scholars led by distinguished faculty will collaborate with doctoral students, individually and in teams, to design powerful studies, implement them in authentic settings, collect and analyze data, write research reports and present and publish the results.

Academic study and research in the learning, literacies and technologies program focuses on the nature of human learning and literacies across diverse learners and contexts, the use of technologies to support learning, the design of learning environments, and the conditions under which learning occurs.

As a future scholar, teacher educator or researcher, the student will develop areas of emphasis with their faculty advisor and doctoral committee members to work at the cutting edges of educational science, leading the way to innovation and exploration of new technologies and literacies for learning.

Students are expected to engage in the doctoral program on a full-time basis. Funding packages that include a competitive stipend, tuition remission and health insurance are available. These funding packages can be renewed each year, if students make satisfactory progress, for a total of four years. A limited number of additional awards will be available for outstanding students.

Applications for this program are accepted September through December 1 for students starting the following year.

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