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DOCTOR OF EDUCATION PROGRAM 
WITH MAJOR IN SPECIAL EDUCATION

Program Mission:
Personnel Preparation Option

This program is designed to prepare leadership personnel to assume roles and responsibilities in personnel preparation at colleges and universities or in professional development in public schools or disability service agencies. Graduates are expected to demonstrate competencies in:


Program Mission: School Leadership Option
(option not available at this time)

This campus-based program is designed to prepare administrative and/or supervisory personnel to assume roles and responsibilities in special education programs in public schools or disability services in community agencies.

Graduates are expected to demonstrate competencies in:

Program Philosophy

This program is founded on the belief that holders of the terminal doctoral degree must be prepared to be stewards of the discipline, who will engage in teaching, research, service and advocacy activities to preserve and advance the field of special education and disability services.

Special educators and other disability services personnel at the undergraduate, graduate and advanced graduate levels must be trained in personnel preparation programs that are designed and delivered by by faculty members who substantial experience and advanced training in this discipline and have a lifelong commitment to promoting the welfare of individuals with exceptionalities, their families, and the professionals and paraprofessionals who work with them.

Special education and disability services programs at the local, state, regional and national levels must be administered and supervised by personnel who have substantial experience and advanced training in this discipline and have a lifelong commitment to promoting the welfare of individuals with exceptionalities, their families, and the professionals and paraprofessionals who work with them.