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Inquiry and scholarship

in the intersections of language, literacy and culture in educational settings
Scholars pursuing an Education Specialist (EdS) or Doctorate in Education (PhD) in Language, Literacy, and Culture Education engage in inquiry and scholarship at the intersections of language, literacies, and culture in K-12 and adult educational settings. Students and faculty examine ways to create transformative educational spaces that enrich, empower, and advocate for all learners. Our scholarship and praxis in language, literacies, and culture education (LLCE) explores the sociocultural contexts of learning, promotes digital and global perspectives on language and literacies education, and advances expertise in the complexities of communicating and engaging in K-12 pedagogies that foster equity and inclusion. 
The LLC program degrees are offered in person, primarily on the Stillwater campus, with some courses offered in a hybrid online format. They are not fully online degrees and do require a portion of in person coursework.

Program Pillars

Our degree studies focus on the ways in which language, literacies and culture are integrally linked in K-12 and adult teaching and learning contexts. We examine the social, cultural and political constructions and institutions that affect language, literacies and culture education from various theoretical lenses and through diverse research methodologies. Much of our coursework and scholarship aligns with the following five disciplinary pillars:

Student Resources


Our expert faculty are here to help you achieve academic and personal success, including working closely with you throughout your degree and engaging in collaborative research, scholarly projects, and community engagement. 

Once admitted to the program, you are assigned an advisor/chair who will help you select faculty to serve on your advisory committee.



All applicants who request to be considered for assistantships by the priority deadline are automatically considered for available Graduate Teaching Assistantship and Graduate Research Assistantship positions, based upon the applicant’s qualifications. Be sure to address your qualifications for a particular position in your Goals Statement in the application.



Review details regarding the application process, admission requirements and degree information.



Dr. Jenn Sanders Program CoordinatorLanguage, Literature and
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