Walden University

PhD in Education - Reading, Literacy, Assessment & Evaluation


100 Washington Avenue South Ste. 900

Minneapolis, MN 55401

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

PhD in Education - Reading, Literacy, Assessment & Evaluation

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Reading, Literacy, Assessment, and Evaluation specialization is a research-oriented program of study designed for educators who wish to gain expertise in best practices in reading, literacy, curriculum design and instruction, teacher professional development, and program evaluation and assessment.

In this PhD in Education specialization, you will develop literacy-related research projects and critique significant research that can improve reading and curriculum outcomes across the educational system, including classroom instruction, program design, policy implementation, and critical thinking. Explore sociopolitical, cultural, and economic influences on literacy, curriculum, and assessment; the role of literature in promoting cross-cultural understanding in a student-centered literacy curriculum; best practices in literacy; and program design and evaluation.

This specialization can benefit you as a classroom teacher, lead teacher, reading specialist, literacy coach, department chair, or curriculum specialist if you want to gain a deeper understanding of reading and literacy practices and evaluation methods. Also offered in this program are research methods courses that will help you grow as a researcher-practitioner.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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