Literacy

Doctorate

University at Albany

  • Delivery Mode
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
    66
  • Degree Level
    Doctorate
  • Contact Us
    800-342-3811

Earn your doctorate degree online

You will earn the same diploma as our on-campus students

The Ph.D. program prepares individuals for research and teaching positions in locations such as universities, colleges, community colleges, research positions, policy centers, state education departments, and P-12 school districts. Coursework involves core courses on broad and specific aspects of literacy theory, research, practice, and policy. These courses include a focus on areas such as literacy acquisition, development, curriculum, instruction, assessment, community involvement, critical literacies, theoretical perspectives, and teacher education. Students also complete a sequence of research courses to understand and implement research. 

  • What's it like to earn this degree online?

    Let's put your mind at ease about online learning
  • 100% Online
    This program is presented 100% online. You will not be expected to attend any classes on campus.
  • Live lectures
    You will learn in real-time while the professor leads the class. Courses are similar to in-person classes, but you watch online.
  • Classes on your schedule
    Courses are semester based and classwork can be completed around your work and family commitments. There is no set time where you are required to log in to attend class.
  • Personal concierge
    You will have one person who acts as a single point of contact for any and all questions you may have.
  • Learn by doing
    Participate in field experiments such as internships, clinical placements, and service learning to apply your academic knowledge in the world.
  • Powered by Open SUNY+
    In addition to the features listed above, this Open SUNY+ degree includes 24/7 support, incorporates industry-leading teaching practices, and targets an area of high employer demand in New York State and beyond.
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  1. Go to the online application
  2. Create an account
  3. Complete the forms or save for later
  4. Pay the application fee
  5. Submit any supplemental materials, if required
  6. Send in your academic records
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