Early Childhood Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education

Doctoral Program

Department of Special Education

The Early Childhood Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education (ECI/ECSE) Ph.D. degree features coursework and intensive mentoring from scholars that conduct cutting-edge clinical and translational research to improve the lives of young children with disabilities and their families. The goal of the program is to prepare the next generation of scholars and future leaders to conduct high-quality research that advances the field of Early Childhood Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education. The doctoral program generally takes four years of full-time study to complete. Students develop their own individualized program of study in consultation with their academic advisor and the graduate advisor.

The program of study includes work in core areas including a specialization core, which focuses on early childhood special education, autism, and developmental disabilities. In addition to content and research coursework, Ph.D. students will complete a dissertation and professional activities beyond coursework. This can include supervision of student teachers, presentation at professional conferences, submitting manuscripts for publication, teaching at the undergraduate level.



At a Glance

Program Starts: Fall

Deadline to Apply:
December 1, Priority
Rolling Admissions

Credit Hours Required: 57

Program Location: On Campus

GRE Required? No

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