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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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The Doctorate of Teaching and Learning - Reading and Language  from National Louis University  is distinguished by a close blending of theoretical and practical courses and experiences so that graduates are to be prepared as professionals with the competence to make a difference in their jobs.


NLU’s program prepares graduates for literacy leadership positions beyond K-12 settings, college teaching or advanced clinical work.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    63 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Scholarly Habits of Mind 
  • Psychological Foundations ot Teaching and Learning 
  • Epistemology ot Learning, Teaching and Inquiry 
  • Critical Policy Analysis 
  • Teacher Knowledge in Disciplines 
  • Dissertation Research Seminar 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Submit official transcripts from all institutions attended.
  • Submit three letters of recommendation. Two of the three required letters should be completed by people who can attest to the candidate’s capacity to complete rigorous graduate studies and one by a person supervising the applicant’s professional work.
  • Submit written responses to the following four questions:
    • What are your professional goals and how do you envision doctoral experiences supporting and/or relevant to achieving those goals?
    • What previous professional and personal experiences encouraged you to apply to this doctoral program?

Tuition Fee

  • International

    774 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 774 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    774 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 774 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


We are pleased to announce that for all students starting in the Summer 2020 (July) term, NLU is offering brand new undergraduate scholarships for international students! The new scholarships are listed below:

10% Automatic Opportunity Scholarship 

  • Applies to All NLU Undergraduate Programs including Hospitality Management
  • Eligible to Freshman and Transfer Students

50% #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship 

  • Awarded to Two Students Every Fall Term
  • Eligible to Freshman Undergraduate Students Only
  • Deadline is July 1st

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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