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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education

Teacher Education Concentration, Elementary Education Specialization

The PhD in Education, Teacher Education Concentration, Elementary Education Specialization prepares students to assume teacher education faculty positions at colleges and universities, although some choose to move into advanced leadership roles in elementary schools and school districts

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PhD in Education, Teacher Education Concentration, Elementary Education Specialization Credit Hours
Required Courses  
TPTE 600 24
Research Area 15
TPTE 640 3
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: Elementary Education courses 15
Cognate 6

Amy Broemmel, associate professor and instructional co-lead

Jennifer Jordan, clinical associate professor and instructional co-lead

Kristin Rearden, 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:

Amy Broemmel, associate professor and instructional team leader

Email: broemmel@utk.edu