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The Ph.D. program in Special Education is designed for the college graduate who holds a master’s degree in special education or a related area and who is interested in pursuing advanced studies in special education. It prepares students for careers in educational leadership in higher education as teacher trainers, consultants, and researchers. Our training through 20-courses (60 credits) is individualized and emphasizes applied research, faculty-student mentoring, and the development of professional competencies such as writing for publication, college teaching, grant writing, and program administration.