East Tennessee State University

College of Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Early Childhood Education


807 University Pkwy

Johnson City, TN 37604

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Philosophy in Early Childhood Education

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The purpose of a Ph.D. program in Early Childhood Education (ECE) is to develop scholars and leaders in the field of early childhood. Doctorate-prepared individuals will be able to: *Develop regional, state, and national educational and service programs for children, their parents, and educators; *Influence policy and services *Conduct funded and non-funded experiential and applied research; *Instruct students enrolled in associate, bachelor's, master's, specialists, and doctorate programs; and *provide quality administrative leadership in Early Childhood Education.


The EC Ph.D. program is guided by the Conceptual Framework of the Clemmer College of Education and the principles of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 69 - 72

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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