Doctor of Education in Special Education
West Virginia University

Program Details

West Virginia University offers an online Doctor of Education degree in Special Education. This degree helps teachers assume greater roles and responsibilities within public and private schools to help with gifted and special needs students. Using technologies, professional methods, and policies, students gain competence in teaching special education students and helping them succeed.

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Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation & Licensing

West Virginia University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.2 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests


Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Occupational License, Statement of Purpose/Intent, Essay/Writing Sample, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s)

Additional Info

  • Degree in Special Education or Gifted Education
  • Two full years of documented experience providing instruction as a public school teacher of students with exceptionalities