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Special Education, Doctorate Degree, PhD-Courses of Study

Recommended Courses (EPC with Behavioral Focus)

Ph.D. in Education
Concentration in Special Education/Deaf Education/Interpreter Education
Name: Date:
RESEARCH AREA (ESM, Qualitative, or Mixed-Methods) Minimum 15hrs
When? Hours
* ¨ TPTE 640: Theoretical Analysis and Theory Construction Fall 3
Certificate in Evaluation, Statistics, & Measurement (ESM)
¨ EDPY 577: Statistics in Applied Fields I Fall 3
¨ EDPY 677: Evaluation, Statistics, & Measurement: Adv Topic (Stats-2) Spring 3
¨ EDPY 678: Statistics in Applied Fields III Fall & Spring 3
¨ EDPY 581: Classroom Measurement OR¨ EDPY 583: Survey Research 581 online summer581 spring (face)
583 spring
3
¨ EDPY 533 Program Evaluation 1 533 summer online533 fall (face) 3
¨ EDPY 534 Program Evaluation 2 Spring 3
¨ Research Courses with Committee Approval
Certificate in Qualitative Research in Education
¨ EDPY 559: Intro to Qualitative Research in Education Fall, Spring 3
¨ EDPY 659: Advanced Qualitative Research in Education Spring 3
¨ CFS650 Advanced Qualitative Research Methods in Human Sciences Spring even years 3
¨ EA 618 Advanced Qualitative Research in Educational Leadership Summer even years 3
¨ EA 617 Case Study Research Approaches Summer odd years 3
¨ EDPY 631 Analysis in Educational Environments Discourse 3
¨ CSE 526 Philosophy of Education Fall odd years 3
¨ EDPY 604 (special topics) Digital tools for qualitative research Fall even years 3
¨ Research Courses with Committee Approval
Mixed-Methods
¨ EDPY 559: Intro to Qualitative Research in Education Fall, Spring 3
¨ EDPY 659: Advanced Qualitative Research in Education Spring 3
¨ EDPY 604 (special topics) Digital tools for qualitative research Fall even years 3
¨ EDPY 577: Statistics in Applied Fields I Fall 3
¨ EDPY 677: Evaluation, Statistics, & Measurement: Adv Topic (Stats-2) Spring 3
¨ EDPY 678: Statistics in Applied Fields III Fall & Spring 3
¨ EDPY 581: Classroom Measurement OR¨ EDPY 583: Survey Research 581 online summer581 spring (face)583 spring 3
¨ Research Courses with Committee Approval
CORE REQUIREMENTS – TPTE 610 “College Teaching” repeatable for a max of 9 hrs 8 hrs minimum
*¨ TPTE 604: Trans-Departmental Seminar I Fall 1
*¨ TPTE 605: Trans-Departmental Seminar II Spring 1
*¨ TPTE 617: Adv Studies in Ed – An Interdisciplinary Perspectives Spring 3
¨ TPTE 610 (3): Intern: College Teach/Supervision “IntroductoryCourse” Fall, Spring, Sum 3
¨ TPTE 610 (3): Intern: College Teach/Supervision “Advance Course” Fall, Spring, Sum 3
CONCENTRATION / SPECIALIZATION – TPTE 693 “Independent Study” repeatable for a max of 12 hrs
– TPTE 694 “Supervise Readings” repeatable for a max of 12 hrs
– TPTE 695 “Special Topics” repeatable for a max of 12 hrs
– SPED 620 “Research in SPED” repeatable for a max of 9 hr
– SPED 630 “Leadership in SPED” repeatable for a max of 9 hrs
15 hrs minimum
*¨ SPED/EDDE 601: Reading and Applying Research for Diverse Learners: Group and Correlational Approaches I Fall even years 3
*¨ SPED/EDDE 602: Reading and Applying Research for Diverse Learners: Group and Correlational Approaches II Spring odd years 3
*¨ SPED/EDDE 603: Reading and Applying Research for Diverse Learners: Single-Subject Approaches I (3) Fall odd years 3
*¨ SPED/EDDE 604: Reading and Applying Research for Diverse Learners: Single-Subject Designs II Spring even years 3
¨ SPED/EDDE 605: Trends and Inquiry in Diverse Learners: Research Proposal & Grant Writing TBA 3
¨ SPED 620: Internship in Research in SPED (with chair and/or committee members) Fall, Spring, Summer 3-9
¨ SPED 630: Internship in Institutional Leadership in Special Education “Supervision of Undergraduate Preservice Teachers” Fall, Spring 3
¨ SPED 630: Internship in Institutional Leadership in Special Education “Supervision of Undergraduate Preservice Teachers” Fall, Spring 3
¨ SPED 630: Internship in Institutional Leadership in SpecialEducation “Supervision of Graduate Preservice Special Education Teachers/Interns” Fall, Spring 3
¨ TPTE 694: Supervise Readings (with chair and/or committee members) Fall, Spring, Summer 3-12
¨ TPTE 693: Independent Study (with chair and/or committee members) Fall, Spring, Summer 3-12
¨ TPTE 695: Special Topics in SPED/Deaf Ed/EI TBA 3-12
Cognate 6 hrs minimum
¨ EDPY 515: Educational Applications of Behavioral Theories of Learning Summer 3
¨ EDPY 517: Direct Assessment and Interventions for AcademicSkill Deficits Summer (odd years) 3
Recommended Courses (EDAM with Leadership Focus)
¨ EDAM 523 – Administration of Special Services 3
¨ EDAM 670 – Values and Ethics in Educational Leadership 3
¨ EDAM 656 – Legal Issues in Education 3
Recommended Courses (EPC: Teaching Online Focus) Contact: Dr. Lisa Yamagata-Lynch (lisayl@utk.edu). IT532 is a prerequisite for IT566 and IT577, and you have to take IT566 before IT577.
¨ IT 570 Instructional Systems Design First Fall 3
¨ IT 532 Online Learning Environments First Spring 3
¨ IT 573 Introduction to Multimedia Instruction First Spring 3
¨ IT 566 Understanding Online Interactions Second Fall 3
¨ IT 577 Practicum in Online Learning Environments Second Spring 3
Recommended Courses (Reading Specialist Focus)
¨ REED 529- Emergent Literacy Fall, spring 3
¨ REED 530-Teaching Reading in the Elementary School Fall, Spring, Summer 1 3
¨ REED 537-Diagnosis & Correction of Classroom Reading Problems Spring, Summer 1 3
¨ REED 539-Practicum in Remediation of Reading Problems (perquisite REED 537) Mini, Summer 2 3
¨ REED 540-Teaching the Struggling AdolescentReader OR REED 461-Reading in the Content Area ORREED 543-Literacy & Literature in Middle Grades 540= Spring, Summer 1461=Fall543=Summer 1 3
¨ REED 605-Organization and Administration ofReading Programs Fall 3
Recommended Courses (Written Expression Focus)
¨ ENED 460 Teach Read & Lit/Second School Summer 3
¨ ENED 508 Teach Composition/Sec School Fall 3
¨ ELED 528 Teach Lang Arts: Elem/Middle School Fall 3
¨ ENG 505 Composition Pedagogy Spring 3
Recommended Courses (Science Education Focus)
¨ SCED 531Teaching Science in the Elementary School Fall, Spring 3
¨ SCED 543 Teaching Science in the Middle Grades Fall 3
¨ SCED 550 Classroom Assessment and Evaluation Techniques Summer (online) 3
¨ SCED 565 Instructional Trends and Issues in Science Education Summer (online) 3
¨ SCED 572 Nature of Mathematics and Science Education Spring 3
Recommended Courses (Math Education Focus)
¨ MEDU 523 Diagnosis and Correction of Children’s Difficulties in Learning Mathematics 3
¨MEDU 485 Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School OR MEDU 530 Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School OR MEDU 543 Teaching Mathematics in Middle School OR MEDU 583 Teaching Mathematics in Senior High Schools and Community Colleges 3
¨MEDU 550 Mathematics Assessment OR MEDU 581 Mathematics Curriculum 3
Dissertation– Once students begin registering for TPTE 600, they must enroll continuously 24 hrs minimum
*¨ TPTE 600 Dissertation 9
*¨ TPTE 600 Dissertation 9
*¨ TPTE 600 Dissertation 6
*¨
Note. * = required course
Additional Coursework & Professional Development Opportunities
Certificate in Grant Writing & Proposal Development (http://research.utk.edu/training/certify.shtml)Required Courses (each of following courses below must be completed for certification)

  • Writing Successful Grants, Parts I and II (2 hrs)
  • Strategies for Success in Sponsored Research (2 hrs)
  • Finding Funding (2 hrs)
  • Success with Proposal Development—The Proposal Development Team (PDT) (1 hour)
  • Responsible Conduct of Research – online course (3-4 hrs)
  • CITI (geared towards biomedical research but social science modules available)
  • UTK (specific to social and behavioral sciences at UTK)

Electives: Choose three (3) electives from the list below:

  • Building the NSF Grant Proposal (3 hrs)
  • Building the NIH Grant Proposal (3 hrs)
  • Career Development for Pre- and Post-Docs (2 hrs)
  • NSF Career and Bridge Grants (2 hrs)
  • Compliance (2+ hrs — choose one or more)
  • Human Subjects/IRB (online training modules)
  • Export Control (online training modules)

Masters’ in Science (or minor) in Statistics

­Mary Sue Younger, Ph.D. msyounger@utk.edu
Associate Professor of Statistics
Department of Statistics, Operations, and Management Science
Chair, Intercollegiate Graduate Statistics Program
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville 37996-0532
239 Stokely Management Center #865-974-1638

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE
Fall Spring Summer
YEAR 1 *SPED/EDDE 601: Reading and Applying Research for Diverse Learners: Group and Correlational Approaches I (3)Fall even years *SPED/EDDE 602: Reading and Applying Research for Diverse Learners: Group and Correlational Approaches II (3) Spring odd years EDPY 581: Classroom Measurement (3)
OR
EDPY 583: Survey Research (3)
*SPED/EDDE 603: Reading and Applying Research for Diverse Learners: Single-Subject Approaches I (3)Fall odd years *SPED/EDDE 604: Reading and Applying Research for Diverse Learners: Single-Subject Approaches II (3)Spring even years EDPY533 Program
Evaluation 1 (3)
EDPY 577: Statistics in Applied Fields I (3hrs)“Stats 1” EDPY 677: Evaluation, Statistics, & Measurement: Adv Topic (3) “Stats 2” Grant Writing & Proposal Develop PD
(Office of Research)
*TPTE 640: Theoretical Analysis and Theory Construction (3) *TPTE 617: Adv Studies in Ed – An Interdisciplinary Perspective (3)
SPED 630: Internship in Institutional Leadership in Special Education (3) “Supervision of Undergraduate Preservice Teachers” SPED 630: Internship in Institutional Leadership in Special Education (3) “Supervision of Undergraduate Preservice Teachers”
*TPTE 604: Trans-Departmental Seminar I (1hr) TPTE 610: Intern: College Teach/Supervision “Introductory or Advanced Course” (3)
Hours= 13 Hours= 15 Hours= 6
Fall Spring Summer
YEAR 2 *SPED/EDDE 603: Reading and Applying Research for Diverse Learners: Single-Subject Approaches I (3)Fall odd years *SPED/EDDE 604: Reading and Applying Research for Diverse Learners: Single-Subject Approaches II (3)Spring even years Cognate (3)
*SPED/EDDE 601: Reading and Applying Research for Diverse Learners: Group and Correlational Approaches I (3)Fall even years *SPED/EDDE 602: Reading and Applying Research for Diverse Learners: Group and Correlational Approaches II (3)Spring odd years Cognate (3)
EDPY 678: Statistics in Applied Fields III (3) “Stats 3” EDPY534: Program Evaluation 2 (3) Grant Writing & Proposal Develop PD(Office of Research)
SPED 620: Internship in Research (3) or TPTE 693: Independent Study (3) or TPTE 694: SupervisedReadings (3)– with committee chair/member SPED 620: Internship in Research (3) or TPTE 693: Independent Study (3) or TPTE 694: Supervised Readings (3)– with committee chair/member
TPTE 610: Intern: College Teach/Supervision “Introductory or Advanced Course” (3) Cognate (3)
Cognate (3) *TPTE 605: Trans-Departmental Seminar II (1hr)
Hours= 12 Hours=13 Hours= 6
Fall Spring Summer
YEAR 3 SPED 630: Internship in Institutional Leadership in Special Education “Supervision of Graduate Preservice Special Education Teachers/Interns” (3) SPED 620: Internship in Research (3) or TPTE 693: Independent Study (3) or TPTE 694: Supervised Readings (3)– with committee chair TPTE 600: Dissertation (6)
SPED 620: Internship in Research (3) or TPTE 693: Independent Study (3) or TPTE 694: Supervised Readings (3)– with committee chair/member SPED 620: Internship in Research (3) or TPTE 693: Independent Study (3) or TPTE 694: Supervised Readings (3)– with committee member Grant Writing & Proposal Develop PD(Office of Research)
Grant Writing & Proposal Develop PD (Office of Research) SPED/EDDE 605: Trends and Inquiry in Diverse Learners: Research Proposal & Grant Writing
Cognate (3) Cognate (3)
*Comprehensive Finals *Oral Defense *Prospectus
Hours= 12 Hours= 9 Hours= 6
Fall Spring Summer
YEAR 4 TPTE 600: Dissertation (9) TPTE 600: Dissertation (9)
Defense
Graduation!!!
Hours= 9 Hours=9

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