Doctor of Philosophy


The Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a Concentration in Special Education is granted on the demonstration of respect for diversity, scholarship, effective teaching in the teacher education program, skills in systems collaboration, and the ability to do research culminating in a dissertation. The program focuses on urban special education, special education policy, and university-school partnerships in preparing researchers, teacher educators and educational leaders. 

New students are admitted into a cohort at the beginning of the fall semester. Although each student is mentored in all aspects of her or his program, the experience of working collaboratively with other doctoral students is highly valued in the curriculum. 

Cognate Areas

Please discuss your cognate with your chair of committee or program coordinator.

For more information please contact:
Dr. Phyllis Jones
Program Coordinator