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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education

Teacher Education Concentration, Cultural Studies of Educational Foundations Specialization

The Cultural Studies of Educational Foundations specialization (CSE) leads to a PhD in Education at the University of Tennessee. The CSE doctoral specialization explicitly links the fields of cultural studies (e.g., anthropology, philosophy, history, and sociology of education) to prepare graduates to work in high level professional careers in a wide range of settings such as higher education, K-12 education, community-based agencies and community-based participatory research, research institutions and other applied educational, social and political settings.

The mission of the doctoral specialization in Cultural Studies of Educational Foundations (CSE) in the Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education is to ground students in theoretical, philosophical and research foundations of human learning and development, cultural and social contexts of educational environments (both formal and informal), and skills for inquiring into and critiquing these environments.

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PhD in Education, Teacher Education Concentration, Cultural Studies in Educational Foundations Specialization Credit Hours
TPTE 600 24
Research Area (must include TPTE 640) 15
Core Requirements
One seminar in each of the three primary concentrations: TPTE 617,  REED 602, SPED 601 or EDDE 601. Or other course from each of the three departmental PhD concentrations as selected in consultation with and approved by doctoral committee 9
TPTE 604 1
TPTE 605 1
TPTE 612 1 minimum
Concentration: CSE courses 15
Cognate 6

Ashlee Anderson, clinical associate professor and instructional team lead

Janine Al-Aseer, clinical assistant professor

Francheska Starks, assistant professor

Minimum 72 graduate credit hours (minimum 48 graduate coursework credit hours plus minimum 24 credit hours of dissertation)

If you have questions about the program or the course of study, please contact:

Ashlee Anderson, clinical associate professor and instructional team lead

Email: abanders@utk.edu