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Doctoral Program in Special Education

The Doctoral Program in Special Education is designed to prepare candidates for leadership positions in special education with training in teacher education, program design and management, and research and evaluation. Work leading to the Ed.D. degree includes core coursework in legal and policy issues affecting special education program administration, evaluation of special education programs, and contemporary topics in special education. A master's degree and relevant professional experience are required.

Program Features

  • 75 hours (60 coursework, 15 dissertation).
  • Independent study and professional practice.
  • Highly individualized program based on a student's education, experience, and plans.
  • Evening classes to accommodate part-time working students and commuters.

View the Doctoral Student Handbook.

Chicago Cohort of Doctoral Students - Fall 2016 Start

On campus Doctoral Students - Applications due Mar 1

Graduate tuition rates.



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