Doctoral Degrees

Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies

Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies Ph.D.

The doctoral program in Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies (TLS) prepares students to investigate and address a broad range of issues in teaching and learning. Emphasizing a sociocultural perspective, the program nurtures innovative ways of knowing, methods of inquiry, and approaches to problem-solving. Students can choose to focus their studies in a variety of areas including:

  • Bilingual Education & English Language Learners
  • Children’s & Young Adult Literature in a Diverse World
  • Diversity & Social Justice in Education
  • Early Childhood Education: Family & Community Studies
  • Environmental and Sustainability Education
  • Indigenous Studies, Education, and Language
  • Literacies for a Multilingual Multimodal World
  • Mathematics & Science Education
  • Teaching & Teacher Education for Social Justice
All areas highlight social justice, equity, and diversity in education
For students interested in research, teaching, and leadership positions upon graduation
Students take two practica courses, including research

Sample Courses

TLS 797 (3)      Theoretical and Practical Foundations of Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies
TLS 640 (3)       Multicultural Education and Social Justice

See Coursework for more details.

Contact Us

For more information about the program, contact Program Coordinator Andrea Lauritzen.