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Doctor of Education - Special Education

The Doctor of Education (EdD) at the University of the Southwest is a practitioner doctoral program for the working professional in the field of educational leadership and administration. The program offers an innovative and real-world curriculum that focuses on preparing educational leaders that are dynamic in nature and diverse in their makeup. Emphasis is placed upon preparing administrators for transformational leadership roles and is structured around four domains:

  • Leadership Foundations
  • Organizational Dynamics and Change
  • Strategic Planning, and
  • Research

The Educational Leadership - Special Education emphasis is specifically designed to develop expert practitioners dedicated to leading equitable and inclusive schools. Candidates will engage in scholarly inquiry and research to affect social change in the field of special education. This specialization is recommended for individuals seeking a leadership role in special education such as faculty of institutions of higher learning, administrators of special education programs, or consultants to educational agencies.

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