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Special Education,PhD

Special Ed, PhD

The Special Education specialization is designed for individuals who aspire to have leadership, teaching, and/or research positions in the field of Special Education. The purpose of the program is to develop leaders who have the vision, passion, and skill to contribute significantly to the development of Special Education.

 

The doctoral program prepares you for career positions in community, state, and government agencies; classroom teaching, and personnel preparation positions. Although the program orientation is non-categorical, you will have the opportunity to develop expertise in one category of exceptionality (i.e., Specific Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, Emotional and/or Behavioral Disorders, or Autism) by completing the Seminars in ESE, the elective course(s), and the dissertation.

At a Glance

This program requires that you complete a minimum of 54 post-master's credits which are acceptable to the faculty advisor and the program chair. These credits are distributed as follows:

Curriculum and Instruction Core - (18 credits)
Special Education Core - 15 credits
Special Education Elective - 3 credits
Research Core (15 credits)
Dissertation - 6 credits
TOTAL - 54 credits

Why Barry

Each class meets once a week in the evenings throughout the semester. The program is purposefully designed for the working professional who cannot afford to go to school full-time to pursue a doctoral degree. By enrolling in two classes per semester, doctoral students who work full-time can complete the required courses in 3 years or less and complete the dissertation in one year.

 

At Barry University, the student-teacher ratio is small so you always receive personal attention from distinguished faculty. From your first semester to the completion of your dissertation, the faculty mentors and takes a keen interest in your professional development.

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Barry is committed to making your education affordable. You may qualify for financial aid, as well as for special scholarships and tuition discounts for educators.

The PhD in Special Education prepares you for a career in the following:

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    College or university teaching and research

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    Leadership positions in community, state, and government agencies

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    Personnel preparation and policy positions in school districts

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    Curriculum development, design, implementation, and evaluation in Special Education programs

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    College or university teaching and research

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    Leadership positions in community, state, and government agencies

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    Personnel preparation and policy positions in school districts

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    Curriculum development, design, implementation, and evaluation in Special Education programs

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Candidacy and Dissertation

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11300 NE 2nd Ave Miami Shores, FL 33161

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