The Doctor of Philosophy in Teaching and Learning with a Literacy, Culture, and Language Education (LCLE) subprogram requires a minimum of 74 s.h. of graduate credit. The interdisciplinary program brings together scholarly traditions and contemporary theory in Multilingual Education and Applied Linguistics, Literacy and Cultural Studies, and Social Studies Education. The program provides students with the necessary content-area knowledge and research skills for independent research, program administration, and varied leadership positions in LCLE education. In consultation with their advisor, students create a program of study that fits their interests and professional aspirations. Most courses for the Ph.D. should be numbered 5000 or above.

Application Deadlines

  • January 5 (Fall semester)*
  • October 1 (Spring semester)

*Applications may be reviewed after this date; however, program enrollment numbers may limit late admissions. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. The program cannot guarantee that late applications will receive consideration for funding.

Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from a Regionally Accredited American College or University, or an equivalent degree from another country as determined by the Office of Admissions
  • Master’s degree or significant graduate coursework
  • Undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 or better on a four-point scale
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General test – verbal and quantitative. NOTE: The GRE requirement has been suspended for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle only. Please note that the GRE is not required for graduate assistantships, teaching assistantships, or research assistantships within the College of Education, nor is it required for Graduate College fellowships. The GRE is a requirement for Special Graduate Assistantships (SGAs) offered through the Iowa Measurement and Research Foundation.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for international applicants who do not meet the waiver requirements – minimum score of 90 (internet-based) with a speaking score of 24 and a writing score of 25 (see the University of Iowa’s English proficiency requirements)
  • Recommended: Two years of experience teaching or tutoring within or outside of the United States

Application Procedure

  1. Create an application account to begin the application process.
  2. Submit the online application to the Graduate College and pay the $60 application fee by credit card ($100 for international applicants).
  3. Once you have submitted your application, you will receive email instructions on how to establish your HawkID and password which you will use to access MyUI, our online service center for students and applicants.
  4. You will use your Admissions Profile on MyUI to upload required supplemental materials.

Required Supplemental Materials

All materials must be submitted in English.

  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions
  • NOTE: The GRE requirement has been suspended for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle only. Official GRE scores from Educational Testing Service (the University’s institutional code is 6681)
  • Official TOEFL scores (if required)
  • Statement of purpose explaining related experiences, reasons for pursuing graduate study, and future goals
  • A sample of academic writing
  • Three letters of recommendation*

* You will be asked to give the contact information of your recommenders, including their email, on your Admissions Profile. The recommender will then get an email with instructions on how to upload the recommendation letter and/or form.

Contacts

Application questions can be directed to: Sue Cline in the Office of Student Services, 319/335-5260, sue-cline@uiowa.edu.

We look forward to receiving your application!

 

Employment Opportunities
  • College and university professors
  • University center and program directors
  • School district directors of curriculum
  • Educational policy-makers
Application Deadlines
  • January 5 (Fall semester)*
  • October 1 (Spring semester)

*Applications may be reviewed after this date; however, program enrollment numbers may limit late admissions. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. The program cannot guarantee that late applications will receive consideration for funding.

Application Questions

Sue Cline
Office of Student Services
319-335-5260
sue-cline@uiowa.edu.