The Ed.D in Special Education prepares candidates to be leaders in the field of special education. The program will prepare candidates to be knowledgeable of critical issues within the field of special/education, to engage in critical reflection of their positionalities and epistemologies as practitioners, to understand how historical legacies, legislation, and litigation have served to both include and segregate students with disabilities, and to engage in inquiry based learning as both consumer and producer of research.
Through this program candidates develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions to serve as learner-centered specialists engaging in scholarly inquiry and research. Through the cognate and electives they deepen their expertise in a chosen area of study. This program of study thus provides candidates with the skills necessary to synthesize theory and practice through further examination of theoretically-based curriculum development, understanding of global education issues, and inquiry into making education equitable, democratic, humane, and socially just.Time to Submit Your Dissertation?
Dissertations from 2021
Dissertations from 2020
STUDENTS’ PERSPECTIVES ON THEIR LEARNING EXPERIENCES WITHIN AN INCLUSIVE SECONDARY MATHEMATICS SETTING, Cleopatra Sorina Iliescu
Training Peer Mentors in Reinforcement and Modeling with Prompting (RaMP): Using Mixed Reality Simulation to Encourage Social Reciprocity Skills in Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Jasmine V. Sadler