Special Education Doctoral Programs

To work in special education can mean several things. For example, it can mean teaching students who are learning disabled or developmentally challenged, to help them acquire education and life skills. Or it can mean teaching students who are gifted and talented. It can also mean working as a special education leader to advocate and change systems, or as a superintendent to lead an institution. Or it can mean working as an academic or a researcher in special education. Special education doctoral programs provide an excellent means to obtain the requisite knowledge and skills, and to qualify for any aspect of this rewarding area.

Many students who take this specialization are already licensed teachers and are seeking to move into special education teaching or administration. These programs are also popular with special education teachers who wish to specialize in a particular aspect of special education. Special education programs can be taken at bachelors and masters levels, as well as at doctoral level. The fact that these programs are available online makes them accessible without leaving employment.

This page is about special education doctoral programs and how they can prepare you for various career choices. It provides more detail about the field, the prospects after graduation and where you can take the programs.

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