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The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies > Degree Programs > Reading Education

This program is pending final approval by the Ministry of Advanced Education.

Degree Offered: Ed.D.


Professors Emeriti

M. Chapman, K. Reeder, J. Shapiro.


J. Anderson, G. Belliveau, M. Bryson, T. Dobson, P. Duff, L. Gunderson, A. Henry, M. Kendrick, R. Kubota, C. Leggo, B. Norton, A. Paré, T. Rogers, L. Shi, R. Tierney.

Associate Professors

M. Asselin, M. Bournot-Trites, M. Early, J. Hare, S. Talmy.

Assistant Professors

C. Galla, S. Zappa-Hollman.

Program Overview

The Ed.D. in Reading Education is a program with a focus on professional practice in language and literacy education designed for working professionals offered in a cohort format and delivered in a blended manner. It will draw on the considerable academic, research and scholarly strengths of the well-established, well regarded Department of Language and Literacy Education (LLED), and indirectly, on other academic units in the Faculty of Education and UBC. Further, the Ed.D. is intended to meet current and emerging needs in literacy education and meet the contemporary needs of many professionals working in language and literacy education who wish to pursue advanced studies with an emphasis on professional practice and leadership in language and literacy programming and policy in the field.

Doctor of Education

To support working professionals, students will be admitted into the Ed.D. in cohorts of 10 to 15 and proceed through the program as a group. Courses for the cohorts will be offered in a blended on-campus/online format (e.g., introductory weekend of classes on campus at beginning of term; online learning/teaching; culminating weekend of classes on campus at the end of term).

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies admission requirements for the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.).

In addition, applicants must normally have five years of relevant professional experience.

Clear evidence of research ability must also be demonstrated.

For more information, see LLED Graduate Programs (lled.educ.ubc.ca/).

Program Requirements

The program will consist of 18 credits of required coursework, and 6 credits of elective courses selected in consultation with the advisor, a comprehensive examination, and a dissertation that meets the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies requirements.

For detailed information on both admission and program requirements for the Ed.D. program, see LLED Graduate Programs (lled.educ.ubc.ca/).

Contact Information

Department of Language & Literacy Education
2125 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC
Canada V6T 1Z4
Email: gradassistant@ubc.ca (gradassistant@ubc.ca)
Phone: 604-822-8259
Fax: 604-822-3154
Dr. Jim Anderson, Coordinator
Email: jim.anderson@ubc.ca (jim.anderson@ubc.ca)
Web: lled.educ.ubc.ca/programs/literacy-education (lled.educ.ubc.ca/programs/literacy-education/)

Page last updated: June 4, 2019

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