PhD in Language & Literacies Education

Are you interested in the relationships of literacies in language or language in literacies across communities, societies, instructional environments and informal learning settings? In this program, you will deepen your knowledge of a wide-range of curriculum, instruction, learning and policies for education Indigenous, official, international/heritage, and sign languages, as well as in first and additional language and literacies.

Research areas include, but are not limited to, studies of language learning; methodology and organization of classroom instruction; language and/or literacy policies; assessment and program evaluation; development of multiliteracies, and social justice issues related to plurilingualism and cultural diversity.

Study options
Flexible-time option (PhD)

Designed for practicing professionals, the flexible-time PhD option enables students to continue working while pursuing their studies. Flexible-time students are self-funded. Learn more.

Program length
4 years, 7 years flexible-time
Example career pathways
Education administration, curriculum design, policy analysis, research, academia
Funding details

OISE offers a OISE Graduate Funding Package to students in their first four years of a PhD program, excluding the flexible-time PhD.

OISE's Graduate Funding Package covers the cost of tuition, and helps offset other living expenses. Last year, awards averaged around $25,000 per eligible student.

Basic program requirements
7 to 8 half courses, depending on previous experience and academic qualifications
Comprehensive exam
Example courses
Research Colloquium in Language and Literacies Education (CTL3001H)
Multilingualism and Plurilingualism (CTL3805H)
Literacy Research Methods (CTL3033H)