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PhD in Education - Special Education

Students with a desire to teach or design curriculum for special needs programs may be interested in the Ph.D. in Education with a concentration in Special Education program from Regent University. Find more details on Regent's Ph.D. in Education - Special Education program here.

Official Program Name:

Ph.D. in Education with a concentration in Special Education

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Students applying for the Ph.D. in Education - Special Education program should have solid problem-solving, research, and writing skills. A master's degree is also required. All applicants to Regent University graduate programs should have a bachelor's degree; some programs may have other requirements.

Program Description:

Regent University designed the Ph.D. in Education program to help students prepare for careers in academia. Students might develop skills in critical-thinking, research-based interventions, and scholarly research. The Special Education concentration offers a more in-depth look at designing curriculum and teaching students with special needs. Coursework may touch on a variety of topics, from bioethics to the history of special education. All the teaching in this Ph.D. program is done from a Christian worldview.

Learning Format:

Online (with required residencies)

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 Ph.D. in Education with a Concentration in Special Education:

There are 75 credit hours required to graduate from this program. These include a mix of online classroom work, a dissertation project, and three residencies. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Core 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
  • Advanced Study Of Theories In Learning & Development
  • Statistics Interpretation
  • Issues In Education
  • Dissertation
  • Dissertation Continuation
  • Advanced Research Design & Analysis
  • History Of Special Education
  • Advanced Study Of High-incidence Disabilities
  • Meta-analysis In The Social Sciences
  • Fad Interventions In Special Education
  • Doctoral Seminar: The Editorial & Review Process
  • International Special Education
  • Bioethics In Special Education
  • Regent Foundations For Graduate Success

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates of the Ph.D. in Education - Special Education program might have gained the teaching and leadership skills needed to pursue administrative or instructional careers in special education. They could be able to seek employment in schools or universities.

Positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Special education executive leader
  • Special education administrator
  • University faculty

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