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    PhD Programs in Education Special Education

    A PhD is the top credential offered by universities and is customarily required for college faculty positions and other specialized roles. This degree requires years of classes, original research and writing. Students must contribute to the knowledge base of their discipline in order to graduate.

    What is a PhD in Special Education? Advanced studies in this field prepare students to develop or lead special education programs. Courses provide background in teaching methods, laws and requirements. Doctoral students may assess the present status and results of special education programs or initiatives and experiment with new approaches like tiered systems or inclusive strategies.

    Pursuing a PhD in Special Education allows doctoral students to understand teaching methods that can assist and advance their own learning as well as working with others' education. The abilities to problem-solve on an advanced level and make information more accessible can help graduates pursue personal and professional goals.

    PhD programs involve approximately three to five years of coursework and independent research. Prospective students should explore funding available through universities and apply for fellowships, scholarships or grants offered by external foundations with a stake in the development of this field.

    An increasing need for special education teachers is stimulating the job market for college and university faculty. Graduates with a PhD in Special Education may also work as consultants or specialists for school districts. They may also find jobs at foundations or organizations dedicated to supporting students with specialized learning requirements, taking on roles such as program directors and curriculum coordinators.

    A number of universities offer a PhD in Special Education. It is a good idea to weigh available options when deciding whether to enroll at a university nearby, a school located in another region or country or an online course of study. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.