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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education

Teacher Education Concentration, Science Education Specialization

The PhD in Education, Teacher Education Concentration, Science Education Specialization prepares students to become educational researchers with a specialization in science education. This program is for students who wish to carry out research and to teach at the post-secondary level or to work in a research- or teaching-related position outside of higher education. Students in this program complete doctoral research and a dissertation that represents their original contributions to what is known about science education. In addition to program requirements, students have the opportunity to participate in research with their advisor or other program faculty.

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PhD in Education, Teacher Education Concentration, Science 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: Science education related courses 15
Cognate 6

Mehmet Aydeniz, professor and STEM education / science co-lead

Yolanda Kirkpatrick, clinical associate professor

Kristin Rearden, clinical professor and STEM education / science co-lead

Joshua Rosenberg, assistant professor

Michael Mann

Amanda Hendricks

Omiya Sultana

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:

Mehmet Aydeniz, professor and STEM education / science co-lead

Email: maydeniz@utk.edu