Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum & Instruction / Special Education
University of Toledo

Program Details

University of Toledo offers an online Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum & Instruction with a specialization in Special Education. This program is designed to prepare practicing educators with a strong curriculum and instruction background, made to enhance what they have already learned in their undergraduate and graduate studies. Students will be prepared to achieve leadership roles at different levels in the field.


Face-to-face meetings with an advisor are required twice a year.

  • Copies of all official undergraduate/graduate transcripts, including credits and degrees earned
  • A professional master's degree granted by an accredited institution with prerequisite academic work that gives evidence that the applicant should be able to pursue effectively the doctoral-level work in the department in which specialization is desired
  • Minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA
  • Three letters of reference
  • Three to five page autobiographical sketch
  • Evidence of research and writing ability
  • Minimum of two years of successful teaching or direct working experience with children

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission