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New Doctoral Program Prepares Literacy Educators

February 24, 2010

Providing the next generation of literacy educators is the goal of the University of Wyoming College of Education's newest doctoral program.

The Ph.D. Program in Literacy Education began admitting students during the fall semester. A rolling application process allows prospective students to apply throughout the academic year.

Funding provided by the Wyoming State Legislature supports several literacy education graduate assistantships, which allow several students to study full time, immersing themselves in the full scholarly experience.

While the College of Education's faculty already had strong literacy expertise, the addition of two Wyoming Excellence Chairs of Literacy Education introduced leadership and depth that opened the doors to a doctoral program, says Leslie Rush, UW College of Education literacy education faculty member. The two chairs are Jim Baumann and George Kamberelis.

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