PhD

Education — Mixed-Model (Special Education)

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Description

Walden University’s Doctoral programs in Education is designed to match your professional interests and meet the needs of your organization. You will be expected to set your own defined learning goals and to design your own program of study. Make an impact and change the world of those around you.

Walden’s Ph.D. in Education degree program incorporates a series of academic requirements, designed to ensure that you have acquired the necessary knowledge to be effective education professionals. Progress within the program will be evaluated using national standards assessments. Walden’s faculty will help you master core concepts and principles, while student support services can provide additional academic, advising, and technical assistance. Gain the knowledge and skills to make a positive impact in your professional field.

Specializations

Course-Based Format
  • Assessment, Evaluation, and Accountability
  • Educational Technology
  • Leadership, Policy, and Change in Education
  • Learning, Instruction, and Innovation
Mixed-Model Format
  • Adult Education Leadership
  • Community College Leadership
  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
  • Early Childhood Education
  • General Program
  • Global and Comparative Education
  • Higher Education
  • Self-Designed
  • Special Education

Why choose the Special Education specialization?

The Special Education (Mixed-Model) specialization answers the need to improve services for exceptional and disabled individuals. Unfortunately, resources for the delivery of these services are often too low. Acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to provide leadership in the special education field, with an emphasis on services to exceptional/disabled individuals and to the related areas of special education administration. Graduates hold leadership, administrative, and teaching positions in schools and school districts and research and teaching positions at colleges and universities.

Study outcomes

Graduates of this program will be prepared to:

  • Synthesize content knowledge, concepts, and principles.
  • Propose interventions based on the analysis of educational needs.
  • Design and conduct research that is grounded in theory and based on previous research.
  • Conduct research that positively impacts social change.
  • Communicate to multiple audiences through oral and written formats.
  • Advocate for social change that integrates diverse perspectives and demonstrates awareness of global interrelationships.
  • Contents

    Completion Requirements

    • 96 total quarter credit hours
      • Foundational courses (12 cr.)
      • Core courses (24 cr.)
      • Specialized KAMs (24 cr.)
      • Research courses (16 cr.)
      • Proposal, dissertation, and oral presentations (20 cr.)
    • Minimum 8-10 quarters enrollment
    • Four Ph.D. residencies to equal a minimum of 16 units
    • ePortfolio

    Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable.

    Lecturers

    Walden’s Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership features a distinguished faculty of scholars, researchers, and professionals with real-world experience who share a commitment to teaching. Faculty members blend academic theory with firsthand knowledge to enrich your learning experience and to broaden your perspectives on the latest issues and best practices in the field.

    Requirements

    Admission requirements for Walden’s programs vary but generally include the following:

    • Official transcript(s)
    • Transfer of credits based on a course-by-course evaluation of relevant transcripts
    • A master's degree or higher
    • Applicable test scores
    • Completed online application
    • Employment history
    • List of transfer credits

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 79

    Work Experience

    At least 3 year(s) of work experience is required.

    Three years of related professional or academic experience.

    Technological Requirements

    Access to a computer and the Internet

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    Accreditation

    The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University, a National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)-accredited college, is dedicated to enhancing educator effectiveness and improving student achievement.

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