As a Ph.D. student in the special education program, you'll receive the training to find solutions to problems that help individuals with disabilities learn and grow. The program’s rigorous coursework and faculty-guided experiences will prepare you for a leadership role in special education.
Rated #5 in the nation among special education graduate programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2018
Graduates with their doctorate in special education conduct research, teach in universities, and work in other educational settings in special education.
Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) (69 credits)
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Submit your application materials by Dec. 1, and you’ll automatically be considered for Graduate School fellowships and departmental awards based on scholastic achievement. Notification of awards will be sent in March.
"After working in schools for five years, I realized I wanted to contribute to research and train future educators. I decided to join the department after speaking with Dr. McMaster and discovering the program was ideal for helping me achieve my goals.”
Interests: Increasing efficiency and effectiveness of academic interventions, passing current research and best practice on to practitioners.
Work: Kyle worked five years as a nationally certified and Minnesota licensed school psychologist in Texas and Minnesota. Currently, he's a graduate research assistant on a grant developing data based instruction for writing and finding effective ways to train teachers to use it. Kyle's personal research focuses on the area of practice schedule manipulation in academic interventions.
Choose your area of emphasis in special education based on the faculty member whose research is most interesting to you.
Create conditions for successful response to intervention of academically diverse learners by: