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Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership - Special Education

Grand Canyon University's Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Special Education program is designed to teach students about special education law, fiscal management in special education, and other relevant topics. Read on to learn more about the Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Special Education program here.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Special Education

School Offering Program:

Grand Canyon University

Degree Level:

Doctorate

Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to Grand Canyon University's Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Special Education program should have strong leadership and communication skills. Applicants should have received a master's degree.

Program Description:

Students enrolled in Grand Canyon University's Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Special Education program are required to take a series of courses focused on different aspects of special education leadership and administration. Furthermore, students are required to complete and defend a dissertation on a special education topic. Some courses included in the curriculum provide doctoral candidates with instruction on writing a research proposal as well as designing a research project.

Learning Format:

Campus and Online

Total Credits Required:

60 credits

Financial Aid:

Grand Canyon University's students may be eligible for various financial aid options, including federal grants; military aid; and federal, state, and private lending programs. Interested students should complete the FAFSA and will then have the opportunity to work with one of Grand Canyon University's Financial Aid Advisors.

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Required Courses for a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Special Education:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Grand Canyon University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program. Some courses and programs may not be available at all campuses.

Required Courses

  • RES 811: Introduction to Advanced Graduate Studies and Scholarship
  • LDR 802: Progressions in Leadership Thought
  • LDR 800: Ethical Dilemmas and Stewardship
  • RES 850: Foundations for Research
  • SPE 807: Foundations of Special Education
  • SPE 812: Special Education Law
  • RSD 851: Residency: Dissertation
  • RES 861: Analysis of Existing Research
  • SPE 817: Supervision and Administration of Special Education
  • SPE 822: Fiscal Management in Special Education
  • RES 866: Approaches to Research Design and Data Analysis
  • LDR 825: Strategic Planning and Change
  • LDR 804: Leading Across Cultures
  • RSD 881: Residency: Presentation of Progress or Results
  • RES 880: Formalizing the Research Prospectus
  • SPE 827: Perspectives in Special Education
  • RES 885: Developing the Research Proposal
  • DIS 955: Dissertation I
  • DIS 960: Dissertation II
  • DIS 965: Dissertation III

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates of Grand Canyon University's Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Special Education program have an opportunity to pursue a variety of jobs in the field. Job candidates should be able to lead comfortably and work with people from diverse backgrounds. Some possible employers may include universities and colleges, nonprofits, and community-based organizations.

Positions that graduates could pursue include:

  • University professor
  • Special education program administrator
  • Teacher
  • Nonprofit manager

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