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PhD in Education - Exceptional Education Executive Leadership

Regent University offers a Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a concentration in Exceptional Education Executive Leadership program that focuses leading and developing programs for unique learners, including special ed, gifted, and diverse learners. Read more about the details of this PhD program here.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a concentration in Exceptional Education Executive Leadership

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:

Doctoral

Program Prerequisites:

Students applying to this Doctor of Philosophy in Education program with a concentration in Exceptional Education Executive Leadership should be interested in preparing for an educational leadership position and enjoy working with diverse groups of students. All doctoral level programs at Regent University require a master's degree; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

The PhD in Education - Exceptional Education Executive Leadership program at Regent University intends to equip graduates to have an impact as a practitioner scholar in the field of education. Framed around a Christian worldview, this program specifically focuses on an inclusive approach for exceptional learners who may be overlooked. Students will have the opportunity to learn strategies and skills to help close achievement gaps for diverse, 504, special education, diverse, gifted, and at-risk student populations. Coursework includes both theoretical and practical learning as well as the study of laws, policies, and regulations related to exceptional education.

Learning Format:

Online (with on-campus residency)

Program Length:

75+ credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Doctor of Philosophy in Education With an Concentration in Exceptional Education Executive Leadership:

The courses required in a Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a concentration in Exceptional Education Executive Leadership includes a minimum of 75 credits. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Courses (75+ credits)

  • Advanced Theory & Practice of Leadership, Communication, & Organizations
  • Qualitative Data Analysis
  • Strategic Planning & Program Evaluation
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Regression & Correlation
  • Structure & Reliability Analysis
  • Online Orientation
  • Research Design & Analysis
  • Residency
  • Christian Worldview for Educators
  • Data-Driven Decision Making
  • Educational Statistics
  • Statistics Interpretation
  • Independent Study
  • Issues in Education
  • Dissertation
  • Dissertation Continuation
  • Advanced Research Design & Analysis
  • Exceptional Education Research Practice
  • Exceptional Education Law & Regulations
  • Supervision of Exceptional Education
  • Exceptional Education Program Review
  • Multimedia Learning Environments
  • Exceptional Education Policy & Practice
  • Advanced Topics in Exceptional Education
  • Regent Foundations for Graduate Success
  • Information Research & Resources

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates of the Doctor of Philosophy in Education program with a Exceptional Education Executive Leadership concentration at Regent University may be prepared to pursue a career in educational leadership where they focus on the most vulnerable and overlooked populations. Graduates may be interested in working within an educational setting at the administrative level where they supervise programs or participate in strategic planning and program evaluation.

Possible careers include:

  • Exceptional education administrator
  • University faculty
  • Exceptional education consultant

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