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    May 31, 2023  
2010-2011 Graduate Catalog 
2010-2011 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education Major, PhD - Literacy Studies Concentration

Education Major, PhD - Concentrations

Students in these concentrations share a common set of course requirements with credits required as shown below. Doctoral committees may require students to take additional hours to fulfill degree requirements.

  Hours Credit
1 Research Area 15
2 Core Requirements 8
Concentration/Specialization 15
Cognate 6
Dissertation 24

1 Must include TPTE 640  (3) or EDAM 615  (3).

2 Seminar in primary concentration (3); TPTE 604 , TPTE 605 , TPTE 617 .

Note: Please contact the academic department for additional information on course requirements in each of these areas.

Students must submit the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Graduate Application to the Office of Graduate and International Admissions. Students must also submit the Theory and Practice in Teacher Education Departmental Application for Graduate Study. Applicants must submit current (taken within the past five years) GRE scores that equal or exceed the minimums expected for applicants to the PhD with a major in education. Three letters of reference from those who know of the candidate’s record and promise are required. An overall GPA of 3.3 in previous graduate study is required for admission to doctoral study and an interview with the faculty may be required. Admissions decisions are made on a holistic basis to discern the candidate’s promise for doctoral study and to ascertain the match of the candidate’s educational goals with the resources and goals of the department.