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Virginia Tech Blacksburg Campus

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Residential/On Campus

The English Education programs at Virginia Tech meld traditional issues of teaching writing, language and literature with newly emerging practices and research in adolescent literacy, new literacies, multimodal technologies and teaching and learning in 21st century classrooms.

Funding through assistantships
75+ Credit hours
100% faculty commitment
Intensive research opportunities
Our English Education program

The School of Education at Virginia Tech offers a doctoral program in Curriculum and Instruction with emphasis in English Education. The doctoral program is made up of full time and part-time doctoral students. Every effort is made to secure graduate assistantships for full time students as they complete their one year academic residency requirement. Prospective Students should contact Dr. Trevor Stewart to discuss their application.

Why Study English Education Here?

The English Education programs at Virginia Tech prepare English teachers, teacher educators, and scholars to be successful in the context of increasingly standardized education reforms. Working from the perspective that learning should be a generative act, faculty guide students in the exploration of concepts that make student-centered, dialogic approaches central constructs in the study of teaching and learning. Courses in the program focus on literacy development and consider the roles of language and culture in approaches to teaching that bring classroom content into dialogue with students’ lives in 21st century classrooms.

Faculty Research Interests

English Education

Dialogic Pedagogy

High-stakes Testing

Qualitative Methodology

Writing Instruction and Creativity

Rural Education

Adolescent Literacy

Place-based Pedagogy

Special Populations in Rural Communities

English Education Research Highlights

Azano, A. P. (2017). Book review of Serving gifted students in rural settings. Journal of Research in Rural Education, 32(2), 1-3.

Azano, A. P., Callahan, C. M., Brodersen, A., & Caughey, M. (2017). Responding to the challenges of gifted education in rural communities. Global Education Review, 4(1), 1-16.

Azano, A. P., & Tackett, M. E. (2017). Perceptions of teachers and parents on the educational experiences of students with autism in a remote rural community. The Rural Educator (in press- October).

 

Stewart, T. T. (In press, Fall 2017). Dialogue, inquiry, changing roles, and the dialogical self. In F. Meijers & H. Hermans (Eds.), The Dialogical self in education. New York, NY: Springer.

Boggs, G. L., Stewart, T. T., & Jansky, T. (In press, published online 2017). Economic relevance and planning for literacy instruction: Reconciling competing ideologies. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy.

Stewart, T. T., & Boggs, G. L. (2016). Emerging dialogic structures in education reform: An analysis of urban teachers'™ online compositions. Dialogic Pedagogy: An International Online Journal, 4, 142-161. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5195/dpj.2016148.

Related Programs

Students interested in applying to the English Education (Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction) should contact the program leader, Dr. Trevor T. Stewart, by email at lttstew@vt.edu.


Visit our office at 309 War Memorial Hall (0313), 370 Drillfield Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24061

Domestic Application

Spring: January 1

Summer I: May 1

Summer II: June 1

*Fall:  August 1

International Application

Spring: September 1

Summer I: January 1

Summer II: February  1

*Fall: April 1

*Deadline for early decision admission with full funding consideration for Fall: February 1

CONTACT US

Trevor Stewart
Program Leader
309 War Memorial Hall
540-231-8335
ttstew@vt.edu

Sherri Albert
Administrative Assistant
226 War Memorial Hall
(540) 231-5558
salbert@vt.edu

School of Education

226 War Memorial Hall (0313)

370 Drillfield Drive

Blacksburg, VA 24061