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Education, Learning Environments and Educational Studies, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) Knoxville, TN, United States
The mission of the doctoral concentration in Learning Environments and Educational Studies in the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling is to ground students in theoretical, philosophical and research foundations of human learning and development, cultural and social contexts of educational environments and the design process of technology-supported learning environments.

Overview

The Learning Environments and Educational Studies (LEEDS) doctoral concentration explicitly links the fields of cultural studies, human learning and development from an applied educational psychology perspective, and instructional technology to prepare graduates to work in high level professional careers in a wide range of settings such as higher education, K-12 education, community-based agencies and community-based participatory research, research institutions and other applied educational, social and political settings.

The program features:

  • Emphasis on participatory theories of learning, social justice, and innovative uses of technology
  • Interdisciplinary research team involvement in design, analysis, presentations at regional and national conferences, and publication of studies
  • Focus on learning in community
  • International and intercultural atmosphere
  • Opportunity to gain higher education teaching experience

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    82 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Concentration core
  • Core electives
  • Research methods
  • Cognate
  • Electives
  • Dissertation

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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General Requirements

Admission requirements:

  • The completed online Graduate Application for Admission 
  • A non-refundable application fee 
  • One unofficial transcript from all colleges and universities attended submitted on-line at the time of application to the Graduate School
  • The submission of official transcripts and degree certificates
  • Departmental application
  • Reference letters or rating forms

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31538 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31538 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    13120 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13120 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Knoxville

  • 885 - 1460 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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