Special Education, EdD

Special Education Specialization

In NCU’s EdD Special Education specialization, you will investigate specific court and legal cases, federal mandates, case studies and application opportunities related to the six pillars of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA). Under the guidance of your mentoring professors, student placement, service delivery requirements, discipline, appropriate educational decisions, family rights, and privacy issues are addressed. You will explore challenging legal issues that face current administrators of special education programs, especially preparation for due-process hearings as well as manifestation determination meetings. Graduates will be prepared for careers as school district administrators of special education programs or a university position preparing special education students at initial certification or advanced levels.
Course information
  Credit Hours Courses Est. Time to Complete  
EDD 48 16 40 months View Course Catalog
*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 facetime 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.

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