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phd iconEducation of Students with Exceptionalities Ph.D.

The Ph.D. program in Education of Students with Exceptionalities provides graduates with the skills necessary to succeed in university positions as they perform the roles of teaching, research and grant writing; and/or to provide a high level of competence for leadership in a variety of community, state or national service agencies.

The program is designed to educate future special education leaders in greater knowledge, understanding and expertise in one area of concentration in special education, while at the same time making sure that they are fully equipped with a broad knowledge of general special education and with advanced skills in research and design methods.

Faculty provide advanced training in autism spectrum disorders; behavior disorders; communication disorders; early childhood special education; learning disabilities; intellectual disabilities; orthopedic impairments; deaf/hard of hearing.


Course Description and Classes

Program of Study 

Program Contact

Sandy Vaughn
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