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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education

Literacy Studies Concentration, English as a Second Language Specialization

The PhD in Education, Literacy Studies, English as a Second Language Education Specialization program examines teaching and learning from the lens of sociolinguistic, sociocultural, and sociopolitical perspectives to leverage language teaching practice and provide equitable learning opportunities for English Learners (ELs). Guided by goal of the program, the ESL-Education Specialization program aims to prepare candidates to design and conduct rigorous research and become faculty at higher education institutions to ultimately contribute to the betterment of society.

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PhD in Education, Literacy Studies Concentration, English as a Second Language 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: ESL Education courses 15
Cognate 6

Clara Lee BrownClara Lee Brown, associate professor and ESL instructional lead

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:

Clara Lee Brown, associate professor and ESL instructional lead

Email: cbrown26@utk.edu