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Please join us for an optional information session on Wednesday, November 8 at 11:30 am - 1:00 pm. You can participate on campus or online. To register, please contact Carol McKiel at carol.mckiel@oregonstate.edu.

Language, Equity, and Educational Policy (LEEP)

The Language, Equity and Education Policy (LEEP) PhD is a research-oriented degree intended for students interested in becoming educational researchers. The program prepares candidates to assume various positions in post-secondary education, leadership in community education, faculty positions in colleges or universities, or teacher education programs.  Working with faculty advisors, candidates create and implement a program of study that provides comprehensive knowledge of research with bi/multilingual communities, equity in education contexts, and educational policies.

Research and Interest in the Language, Equity, and Education Policy Program

  • K-12 education and policy, especially related to bilingual learners in the United States.
  • In and out of school learning in Spanish/English bilingual contexts.
  • Teacher education in ESOL/bilingual and literacy education.
  • Education foundations in in social justice and critical pedagogies

Requirements

Program Requirements:  The LEEP program is a minimum 108 credits which include: a core curriculum (48 credits) in quantitative and qualitative research, practicum, 13-18 credits in a specialty area, and a dissertation. An additional 12 to 16 credits of research methods and elective courses as approved by the faculty advisor (major professor).

Applicant requirements: 3.0 GPA or better. Master’s degree or equivalent is highly recommended. In addition, applicants must have significant experience in an education or education-related setting such as teaching, community education, university teaching, leadership administration, curriculum specialist, or in a setting where the primary function is education. Applicants should have a background in at least one of the areas of “Research and Interest” found above. 

This program follows a cohort model. Applications only accepted for fall term. 

Please begin your application early. It is a multiple step process.

Funding:

College of Education scholarships and fellowships

The College offers scholarships and fellowships for doctoral students applying to the PhD Program. However, such funding is limited and awarded on a competitive basis.  Priority deadline is early March annually (subject to change).

Graduate School Awards

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Outside scholarships for Latino/Hispanic students

For more information:

Carol McKiel, LEEP_STEM_PhD_Coordinator@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-1546