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Welcome to the Literacy Ph.D. Program

Literacy Studies Ph.D. Program at Middle Tennessee State University is designed to address one of education's most pressing needs - the shortage of scholars, practitioners, administrators and policy-makers equipped to bridge the gap between the rapidly expanding body of scientific research on the development of literacy and educational practice, policy, and professional preparation. Drawing on the faculty from the College of Education, the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences and the College of Liberal Arts, this interdisciplinary program offers a flexible framework of courses, field experiences, teaching, and research opportunities designed to provide professionals in various spheres of influence with the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities to effectively address the literacy crisis in the United States and beyond.


The MTSU Literacy Studies Ph.D. Program announces the 4th Annual MTSU Literacy Research Conference


January 30, 2016 at the MTSU College of Education in Murfreesboro, TN


MTSU Literacy Research Conference First Call for Proposals

  • Submissions open: November 5, 2015
  • Submission deadline: December 5, 2015
  • Registration open:  December 10, 2015
  • Registration deadline: January 15, 2016
  • Conference Rate: $10.00

This conference is for students and established scholars to present their research related to literacy in a supportive and collegial atmosphere. We invite researchers and practitioners from various disciplines (e.g., education, psychology, linguistics, and neuroscience) to attend and participate. We encourage presentations of original literacy research, as well as research in progress.  We are especially interested in literacy research that helps bridge the research to practice gap in education.

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