The doctoral program in ESE is designed to prepare leaders in special education. Candidates come from diverse backgrounds (special education teachers, certified behavior analysts, curriculum specialists, etc.) Our graduates take leadership positions in colleges and universities, school districts, and community agencies. In addition to coursework, students work closely with faculty to conduct and publish research, present at state and national conferences, develop and teach courses, and prepare grant proposals for funding. The program accommodates both full- and part-time students.
Applicants for the ESE doctoral program must possess a Master’s Degree (3.5 GPA for graduate work) and successfully complete:
Students completing a doctoral degree in Exceptional Student Education must complete coursework constituting the:
This Department is a participating member of Higher Education Consortium for Special Education (HECSE). Member institutions of HECSE are major universities with national reputations for preparing teachers, related service providers, administrators, teacher educators, and researchers. Their faculty members are known for their excellence in teaching, research and service in special education and related services.