Draft 2021-2022 Catalog 
    
    Nov 23, 2020  
Draft 2021-2022 Catalog

Special Education, EdD


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The Doctor of Education in Special Education includes coursework and practicum experiences that develop the competencies to be successful university faculty and researchers. The competencies are aligned along three professional domains: pedagogy for personnel preparation, research methodology, and school consultation and collaboration.

The program consists of 60 unit hours of study beyond the master’s degree and culminates in the completion of a doctoral dissertation. Students will complete 60 units of doctoral coursework that satisfy the following requirements: Foundation Core (12 units), Special Education Core (12 units), Special Education Apprenticeship (3 units), Advanced Research Core (12 units), Core Elective courses (6 units), and Dissertation Core (9 units).

Program Learning Outcomes


The faculty in the Doctoral Program in Special Education will provide students with foundational-level skills for scholarship in learning and instruction.

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of data-analysis skills.
  • Students will demonstrate scholarly analysis of research articles.
  • Students will demonstrate scholarly writing.

The faculty in the Doctoral Program in Special Education will provide students with advanced-level skills for scholarship in learning and instruction.

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate standardized assessment instruments of their own choosing.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to write results sections of research studies.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to apply literature review techniques to a subject of their own choosing.

The faculty in the Doctoral Program in Special Education will provide students with the ability to design, conduct, and communicate original research of their own choosing.

  • Students will communicate original research
  • Students will design, conduct, and write up original research of their own choosing.

Major Requirements (60 units)


Advanced Research Core


L&I Electives:


Complete 6 units of electives.  Selected courses can be from across all departments in the SOE, in consultation with adviser.

Dissertation Courses


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