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Language, Culture, And Equity

Interdisciplinary Research

Language, Culture, And Equity


Application Deadlines
Early Decision: Mar 1
Regular: June 15

Nov 1

Early Decision: Mar 1
Regular: Apr 15


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Degree: Ph.D.
Credits: 43-45
Career Path: Prepares graduates for careers in academia and/or other research-based organizations that study issues in the applied areas of educational psychology and human development.

Start Semester: Fall
Campus: Lincoln Center & Westchester
Full-time/Part-time: Both

The strand of Language, Culture, and Equity (LCE) prepares leaders in educational research and action-oriented practice who have an expansive understanding of the cultural, language, political, and social structures that impact equity and excellence in education. Students in this strand analyze, critique, and contribute to the knowledge base needed to advance educational achievement for all students.

LCE students explore issues of advocacy and transformation in education, including the achievement/opportunity gap, building bridges across diverse communities, and developing multilingual and multicultural competencies. The strand aims to develop education professionals whose work is relevant and strategic in the creation of learning opportunities for students across different cultural, social, linguistic, economic, and political contexts.

Admissions Pre-Requisites

Students in the Language, Culture, and Equity specialization must provide evidence of at least one course in Language; Language Development; Language Teaching; Multilingualism; Multiculturalism; Cultural Diversity; Anti-Bias Curriculum; or Culturally Relevant Instruction; or experience in work; voluntary work; field work; internship; study abroad experience exposing candidates to linguistically, economically, culturally diverse communities.

Admissions Information

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Application Deadlines:
Fall: March 1 (Early Decision), June 15 (Regular)
Spring: November 1
Summer: March 1 (Early Decision), April 15 (Regular)

Additional Contemporary Learning and Interdisciplinary Research Programs

Fieldwork Requirements

All students are required to engage in an Internship in Contemporary Learning for at least one credit. Offered as a guided tutorial course, students will engage in professional experiences in the schools and/or education-related agencies as interns.

Program Curriculum

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Contemporary Learning Core (4-6 credits) Research Core (21 credits)
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Specialization Core Specialization Electives Cognates & Electives (Minimum 6 credits from other areas of specialization)


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