Doctor of Literacy Program Distinctives | Judson University Christian College


  • Program developed by and courses taught by literacy experts
  • Dissertation process with integrated support throughout the program
  • Authentic benchmark assessments as opposed to a traditional comprehensive examination
  • Classes held one night a week and one Saturday a month during the school year (summer calendars vary)
  • Intentional focus on literacy leadership
  • Cohorts of fewer than ten candidates
  • Course texts included with tuition
  • Cohort trips to the International Literacy Association National Convention and the Literacy Research Association Conference included with tuition.
  • Out of state writer's retreat to northern Wisconsin
  • Three-year membership provided in the International Literacy Association and the Literacy Research Association
  • Subscription to Reading Research Quarterly and Journal of Literacy Research included throughout the program
  • Complimentary attendance at Literacy in Motion conferences
  • Complimentary attendance at A Day at Judson seminars
  • Laptop computer provided with appropriate software for doctoral study
  • Skype and/or live opportunities to meet and talk with prominent authors and researchers
  • Autographed books
  • Program completed in under four years



Contact Us

Dr. Steven L. Layne
(847) 628-1093

Dr. Gillian Stewart-Wells
(847) 628-1103

Rebecca Huguley
Administrative Assistant for Graduate Programs in Education
(847) 628-1105

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