The Department of Special Education offers a doctoral degree in Special Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE). This concentration prepares doctoral students to be leading scholars in the field of ECSE. Students in the program earn a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and receive intensive mentoring from ECSE faculty, core content in ECSE and early language development, and rigorous training in research methods. Doctoral students will also assist with ongoing neuroimaging research of language development in children with developmental disabilities. Competitive funding packages are available for highly qualified applicants. Presently, Micheal Sandbank is the only ECSE faculty member accepting doctoral students.