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Doctor of Education with a concentration in Special Education
Nova Southeastern University, primarily located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, offers a Doctor of Education with a concentration in Special Education.
The concentration in Special Education is designed for practicing teachers, administrators, parents, and mental, health, or social service providers who wish to increase both career opportunities and the quality of education for individuals with disabilities. The concentration fosters students to develop a strong understanding of leadership skills through self-reflection, analysis, and a solid foundation of best practices. The 69-credit-hour curriculum focuses on facilitating s student teachers development of logical and critical thinking skills in areas of collaboration, law, assessment and evaluation, administration, and multicultural issues.
Students will delve into the many intricacies associated with the emphasis on Special Education. A few of the core courses include:
Special Education Law and Policy
Collaboration and Consultation
Multicultural Issues in Special Education
Curriculum and Program Development
Assessment and Evaluation of Special Needs Cognitive Domains
Assessment and Evaluation of Special Needs Behavioral and Clinical Domains
Advanced Applications in Technology in Communication and Science Disorders
Theories of Learning
Families, the Law, and Exceptionalities
Conferencing with Parents and Families of Individuals with Disabilities
Organization and Administration of Special Education Programs
Transition, Career Development, and Independent Living
Issues in Special Education Administration
Successful graduates of the program will be able to use the formal education to maintain or expand into teaching positions of individuals with special needs in education. Practicing teachers, administrators, human service professionals, mental and healthcare providers are required to have a working knowledge of the many types of learning abilities, earning the Doctorate degree will satisfy many standards for professional educators.
Students must have a master’s degree by a regionally accredited institution (minimum 3.0 grade point average) .
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
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