The Language, Equity and Education Policy (LEEP) PhD is a research-oriented degree intended for students interested in becoming educational researchers. The LEEP option 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.
Option Requirements: The LEEP option 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 option follows a cohort model. Applications only accepted for fall term.
Please begin your application early. It is a multiple step process.
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).
For more information:
Carol McKiel, LEEP_STEM_PhD_Coordinator@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-1546