The doctoral specialization in children’s and young adult literature is designed for students to explore the history and evolution of the genres—including past and current trends; reader engagement; theories about reading and literacy development; reading pedagogies; and literary criticism.
Individuals seeking admission to the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Education must first be admissible to the University of Tennessee Knoxville, and then admitted to a concentration within the PhD. Prospective students are encouraged to make application at least six months before anticipated matriculation.
The residency requirement for students in the PhD program with a major in education is two consecutive semesters of full-time enrollment.
To view the course of study
Please follow this link to the UT Catalog.
- Select the appropriate catalog from the dropdown menu on the right.
- Select the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences.
- Scroll to TPTE and select “Display Programs for this Department.”
- Click on the appropriate program to see the credit requirements and admission procedures for each program.