Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction

Doctor of Philosophy in curriculum and Instruction

Reading Literacy Strand Overview

The Reading Strand of the Curriculum and Instruction Ph.D. program offers doctoral students the opportunity to join in the scholarship of reading and literacy education. We provide a menu of courses that allow students to become knowledgeable about the historical development of reading pedagogy and research as well as current issues and trends. Students have opportunities to work with faculty in research and teaching. 

The following links provide answers to many questions about the Reading/Literacy Strand of the C&I Doctoral program:

Admissions, program requirements, course descriptions, and more available here:

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For additional information contact:


Dr. Bob Rickleman
Reading Strand Doctoral Coordinator
UNC Charlotte

Department of Reading & Elementary Education

9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC  28223-0001