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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education

Teacher Education Concentration, English Education Specialization

The PhD in Education, Teacher Education Concentration, English Education Specialization prepares students to conduct research on and actively develop and participate in the preparation of teachers. The program of study is tailored individually to the interests of each student while including a strong foundation in research theory and methods driven by the ideals of social justice.

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PhD in Education, Teacher Education Concentration, English Education 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: English Education courses 15
Cognate 6

Judson Laughter, associate professor and instructional team lead

Stergios Botzakis, professor

Susan Groenke, professor

Kelly Wallace, clinical 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:

Judson Laughter, associate professor and instructional team lead

Email: jud.laughter@utk.edu