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Language, Reading & Culture (EDD) 
Program Description

The Ed.D. (LRC) degree prepares individuals to become reflective professionals in policy making, instructional practice and educational leadership, and to conduct research on language, literacy, and biliteracy.
The Ph.D. (LRC) degree prepares individuals to pursue research and scholarly careers in language, literacy, biliteracy, and multicultural education. This program includes a strong interdisciplinary emphasis.

Department/Academic Unit(s)

Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies -

College of Education  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Admissions Contact
Adriana Garibay Miramontez
Graduate Program Coordinator
Adriana Garibay Miramontez
Director of Graduate Studies
Marcy B Wood
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Cindy T Nguyen
Tuition and Fees
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Please refer to the UA Registrar's's Office Special Course Fees for up-to-date information about special course fees. 

Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements
GRE or MAT (no minimum within five years of application) - for Ed.S., Ed.D. or Ph.D. applicants only
2 letters of recommendation
Resume or Vitae
Statement of Purpose
TOEFL (international applicants only)
English proficiency is one of the conditions for admission for all applicants whose native language is not English. Applicants must submit a minimum TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 550 paper based (PB), 79 internet based (iBT), or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) composite score of 7 (no subject area below a 6). Individual departments may require a higher score and may have minimum score requirements by test module that must be met to qualify for admission.

Applicants may request, the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to send an official TOEFL score report directly to The University of Arizona. Contact TOEFL Services to request the mailing of your score report. The University of Arizona institution code is 4832.
Standardized Tests

Required test(s): GRE or MAT, TOEFL 
Minimum TOEFL: 79
Minimum IELTS: 7


Financial Aid

Teaching Assistantships
Tuition Scholarships

Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:

  • Fall: January 17

International Applicants:

  • Fall: January 17
International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832
ETS Major Field Code(s) for this program: 3901, 3902, 3904, 3905

Completion Requirements

Degree Requirements

Minimum credits: 72
Core coursework:

Major Focus Area (9-18 units)
LRC Core: TLS 651
EdD Core: TLS 545, TLS 536, TLS 795c
LRC Seminars (6 units): TLS 696, TLS 795, TLS 796A
Research Methods (7 units): Optional, but no more than 6 graduate units outside the Department.
Internship Experience (6 units): TLS 578, TLS 693, TLS 694a
Dissertation (18 units): TLS 920

Other requirements:
Minor Requirements

Minimum credits: 12 units minimum


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Last revised 31 Aug 2018