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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education

Literacy Studies Concentration, English as a Second Language Specialization

Doctoral programs include a major field or area of concentration and, frequently, one or more cognate fields. Cognate fields are defined as a minimum of 6 semester hours of graduate coursework in a given area outside the student’s major field. Three years prior teaching experience is required for admission to any PhD program of study. Students will plan, in concert with the advisor and committee, a program of studies suitable to their educational desires and needs for completion of the Doctor of Philosophy degree.

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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