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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Programs:

  • PhD - Special Education Leadership
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Programs:

  • Doctor of Education - Special Education
  • Ph.D. in Education - Mixed-Model - Special Education
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Earn your degree online with Grand Canyon University. We offer approximately 100 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs that can be completed 100% online. Degree programs are available in the fields of education, nursing and health sciences, business, fine arts and production, and liberal arts.

Programs:

  • Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Special Education

Walden degree and certificate programs are designed for working professionals. Submit the form on the right to learn how you can make a change and advance your career.

Programs:

  • Doctor of Education - Special Education
  • Ph.D. in Education - Mixed-Model - Special Education
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Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.  We offer online programs focused on doctoral and master’s degrees in the schools of business and technology management, education, psychology and marriage and family sciences.

 


Programs:

  • Special Education - PhD in Education
  • Special Education - Doctor of Education
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Programs:

  • Instructional Design and Technology, PhD (Online)

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Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges:  College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education,  College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design, College of Clinical Psychology and Western State College of Law at Argosy University as well as certificate programs in many areas.

Programs:

  • Curriculum & Instruction (EdD) (Online)