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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education

Teacher Education Concentration, Mathematics Education Specialization

The PhD in Education, Teacher Education Concentration, Mathematics Education Specialization prepares researchers and teacher educators to serve local, regional, national, and global mathematics education communities. The program is for those who seek to understand more deeply mathematics teaching and learning across PreK-16 or to explore the preparation of future elementary, middle, or secondary teachers of mathematics. Program completion requires doctoral research and a dissertation that represents original contribution to what is known about mathematics education. In addition to program requirements, students have opportunities to develop as researchers and teacher educators under the guidance of their advisor or other program faculty. Upon earning the degree, individuals are qualified to carry out research, to teach at the post-secondary level, or to work in a research- or teaching-related position outside of higher education.

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

Frances Harper, assistant professor and STEM instructional team co-lead

David Bowers, clinical assistant professor

Elizabeth Dyer, research assistant professor

Lynn Hodge, department head and professor

Terri Hopkins, clinical associate 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:

Frances Harper, assistant professor and STEM instructional team co-leader

Email: francesharper@utk.edu