Like other doctorate degrees, a Doctor of Education is a research-based award given to students who have already completed a master’s degree. This is one of the highest degrees scholars can get. It usually takes three years to complete the program.
What is a Doctor of Education in Special Education? It is an education-centric degree program designed to help professionals gain a better understanding of disabilities and their other social markers. Scholars may learn tools, techniques and processes to help them advocate for people with disabilities. Students may be able to add their own perspectives on disability through group projects, research and papers. The exact courses required for this degree can be different at each university but may be educational foundations, systems and theories of teaching and learning, leading across cultures, ethical dilemmas and stewardship, and special education law.
This degree program may help participants gain a better understanding of human development, communication skills and data-analysis abilities. These honed skillsets can make graduates sought-after candidates but can also help them succeed in day-to-day life as advocates.
The cost of a Doctor of Education can depend on the school, the country of the school and the location of the students. If applicants want an estimate, they may need to contact the university themselves.
Studying special education at a doctorate level can help prepare students for many different careers. Most graduates go on to do something in education. Some people have used this degree as a stepping stone to fulfilling careers, such as special education consultant, learning advocate, policymaker, special education teacher, school administrator, curriculum developer and education researcher. The exact opportunities people have depend on their education and past professional positions.
You may be able to enroll in a Doctor of Education program online or on campus. Schools around the world offer this education. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
With a focus on equity, access, and inclusion, the Ed.D. in Special Education prepares students for research, leadership, and higher education teaching. [+]
With a focus on equity, access, and inclusion, the Ed.D. in Special Education prepares students for research, leadership, and higher education teaching. Our interdisciplinary approach, allows students to draw from, critique, and contribute various perspectives on disability and its intersection with other social markers — to advocate for, and walk in solidarity with people with disabilities.
Program coursework provides a strong methodological and theoretical foundation and prepares students for three practicum experiences: higher education teaching, research, and school consultation and collaboration, providing opportunities for career advancement. In each practicum, students are matched with a faculty mentor from USF or another university and given the opportunity to take part in a research study, teach a graduate level course, or collaborate with a community-based organization.... [-]