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Special Education, EdD

Special Education Specialization

Explore challenging issues that face current practitioners and administrators of special education programs by earning a Doctor of Education (EdD) with specialization in Special Education. This specialization focuses on special education from a broader perspective than a single classroom. This broader perspective includes your potential as a leader-practitioner and administrator. You will explore the roles and dispositions of practitioners and leaders, as well as examine advanced topics as they relate to analyzing data, monitoring student progress across programs, implementing programs for students with behavior-related disabilities, and the intersection of leadership, law, and finance.
Course information
  Credit Hours Courses Est. Time to Complete  
48 16 40 months
*Credit hours and courses reflect new students meeting credit requirements and utilizing no transfer credits. Est. Time of Completion reflects new students following the preferred schedule designed by the Dean for the program.

Unmatched Flexibility
NCU offers weekly course starts, no scheduled lecture hours, no group assignments, weekly assignments, and the ability to schedule courses around your personal and professional obligations. 

100% Doctoral Faculty 
No matter the degree level you pursue, you can rest assured that you will be mentored by doctors in your field of study.  

One-to-One Engagement 
You won't have to fight for face time as one of many within a classroom. At NCU, you'll have the opportunity to interact one-to-one with your professor, receiving personalized mentoring.

Learning Outcomes

  • Construct theory-informed decisions for addressing complex problems of practice
  • Create strategic and tactical plans to improve organizations
  • Develop leadership skills through the integration of theoretical constructs with professional practice
  • Select ethical and regulatory-compliant actions supporting the mission and vision of organizations
  • Recommend policies advancing equity and social justice in educational organizations