Program Overview

In the Special Education specialization, you will explore a wide spectrum of issues related to exceptional students, including the development and characteristics of learners and learning differences. Instructional strategies will be taught to address the needs of individuals qualifying for services under the major areas of the exceptionality of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA). You will delve into how various disabilities may affect individuals and their families, as well as factors that place students at risk such as cultural and linguistic diversity and giftedness.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Doctorate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission,Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

    Requirements

    Requires 60 credit hours for completion. Must have a conferred master's degree from an accredited academic institution.

    School Overview

    The field of education is always changing, which means today's educators are challenged to commit to the pursuit of lifelong learning. NCU's School of Education is dedicated to creating relevant learning experiences for educators and administrators through accessible, 100% online courses that are immediately applicable to your career. Delivered with unparalleled flexibility, our doctoral, master's, bachelor's and post-graduate certificate programs in education are centered on improving teaching, learning, research and leadership contributions throughout all levels of education. All courses are taught by professors who hold doctoral degrees, so you learn from seasoned professionals in your field of study.

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