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Teaching and Learning (Specialization in Language and Literacy Learning in Multilingual Settings) (LLLMS) - Ph.D. 
Studies :
Graduate Studies
Degree :
Doctorate
Department :
TAL - Language and Literacy Learning in Multilingual Settings



 
Teaching and Learning (Specialization in Language and Literacy Learning in Multilingual Settings) (LLLMS) - Ph.D.
 
 
Program Information


The Doctoral Program in the Department of Teaching and Learning offers a specialization leading to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Language and Literacy Learning in Multilingual Settings (LLLMS). The specialization is designed for students with a strong interest in research and its application to understanding language and literacy-related phenomena that intersect with issues of diversity in education. The LLLMS faculty conduct research on a variety of topics including reading and writing development among bilingual and monolingual learners, literacy development of speakers of African-American English, Pidgin and Creole Studies and the impact of technology on literacy development. The specialization also focuses on Language Policy and Planning with its growing vitality in the areas of corpus planning, status planning and language-in-education planning.

The Ph.D. in the LLLMS specialization requires 60 semester hours of study beyond the undergraduate degree plus 12 credits of dissertation research. With the approval of the Program of Study Committee, a student may transfer a maximum of 24 semester hours of study from a master’s degree to a Program of Study. Coursework is divided among the following areas: core LLLMS courses; research competencies; diversity ; social and cultural foundations of education; interdisciplinary seminars related to the LLLMS specialization; a proseminar; and dissertation research. Graduate seminars in allied disciplines are open to all doctoral students. These disciplines include sociology, philosophy, psychology, law and anthropology.

Required Courses

12 credits in the core of LLLMS listed below must be taken:
  • TAL 649: Language Policy and Planning
  • TAL 653: Applied Linguistics
  • TAL 657: Theory and Research in Reading
  • TAL 658: Theory and Research in Writing
· 15 credits of research-methods courses (minimum), including quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods approaches;

· 9 credits on student diversity including:
  • TAL 662: issues and trends in multicultural education, and
  • six credits focused on a specific dimension of diversity from an allied field;
· 6 credits in foundations:
  • social and cultural foundations in education;
  • theories of learning;
· 15 credits of electives meant to provide greater focus on your field of specialization.
 
· 3 credits Proseminar
 
 
Financial Assistance


Financial assistance for doctoral students is available through a wide range of vehicles that may include some combination of externally-funded fellowship, University of Miami fellowship, research assistantship, teaching assistantship, graduate student assistantship, tuition-remission scholarship, work-study and student loans. While we do our best to support all doctoral students, support is limited to students who are engaged in full-time study. Also, many kinds of support depend on matching the skill set of a student to the technical requirements of a given position.

Financial assistance is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to the most qualified students. If you wish to ensure that you are considered for as many forms of assistance that you might be qualified to receive from across the University, we strongly encourage you to have submitted a complete application by the December 15. If you wish to be considered for as many School and Departmental awards as might be available, we strongly encourage you to have submitted a complete application by March 15. Even if you miss these deadlines, we will do our best to match qualified applicants to financial assistance until all possible funding has been exhausted.

 
More Information, Applications and Admissions


General information about graduate study at the University of Miami can be found at:

http://www6.miami.edu/umbulletin/grad/gradschool/index.htm

The School of Education and Human Development’s applications requirements govern any application to this doctoral program. See pp. 16, ff of the following link:

https://umshare.miami.edu/web/wda/admission/GradSchool201213.pdf
 
To apply to this program, please find the link under “Prospective Students” that is labeled “Apply Online” at:

https://www.applyweb.com/apply/mgred/index.html

We base our admissions decisions on an applicant’s total application folio; so please be sure to submit everything in a timely manner. We suggest the following:
· Your letters of recommendation should speak directly to your academic potential as a student in a demanding doctoral program who will be expected, over time, to assume increased responsibility for independent learning.

· Your statement of purpose should address how your career aspirations match our goals for program graduates.

· If you have any extraordinary accomplishments that we should know about, please submit them with your applications materials.
For additional information, please contact Dr. Arlene Clachar (aclachar@miami.edu; Tel: 305-284-5217)
 
 
FAQs
 
What is the cost of the tuition?

The tuition for the 2013-14 academic year is $1,730 per credit. The SOEHD offers substantial tuition scholarships to all the students that it admits into its doctoral programs. For more information about financial assistance, please see question below.

Is there any financial assistance available for the doctoral program?

Different forms of assistance are contingent on a range of conditions including merit, sources of and purposes for student-support funds, match between students skills and position requirements, length of time student has been in program, and student enrollment. More information can be found at http://www.education.miami.edu/ProgramReq/ProgramRep.asp?ID=1&PgmID=118
 
What are the basic procedures and requirements for application?
General information about graduate study at the University of Miami can be found at:

http://www6.miami.edu/umbulletin/grad/gradschool/index.htm

The School of Education and Human Development’s applications requirements govern any application to this doctoral program. The relevant link is:

https://umshare.miami.edu/web/wda/admission/GradSchool201213.pdf


To apply to this program, please go to:
https://www.applyweb.com/apply/mgred/index.html


We base our admissions decisions on an applicant’s total application folio; so please be sure to submit everything in a timely manner. We suggest the following:
· Your letters of recommendation should speak directly to your academic potential as a student in a demanding doctoral program who will be expected, over time, to assume increased responsibility for independent learning.

· Your statement of purpose should address how your career aspirations match our goals for program graduates.

· If you have any extraordinary accomplishments that we should know about, please submit them with your applications materials.

What factors do you consider when admitting doctoral students?

The general requirements can be found at http://www.education.miami.edu/ProgramReq/ProgramRep.asp?ID=1&PgmID=118
 
 
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Program Contact:
Arlene Clachar
Associate Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning
Tel:
305-284-5217
Room:
MB 324-D
eMail:
aclachar@miami.edu

 

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