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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education - Special Education Leadership

Capella University



With the online Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education - Special Education Leadership degree program, students are able to develop their abilities in overseeing and advocating for the ever-growing number of students who require special education services.

This is an ideal online program for anyone who is looking to build a solid understanding of:

  • General P-12 educational administration
  • Special education administration
  • Instructional strategies
  • Law
  • Finance

Students in this online special education program will work to gain the knowledge that is needed for contributing to the overall field of education through in-depth and broad doctoral research.

This is an ideal online degree program for those individuals who are looking to advance their career by taking on leadership roles in areas, such as:

  • Building, district, state, or national level
  • Higher education faculty positions
  • Consulting positions in the field of special education

While in this online special education program, students work with experts who have years of experience in the field to develop a strong-set of skills in critical thinking, research, and problem solving.

This program is consistently updated to ensure that their online program stays up-to-date with the various modern challenges that face today's education field.

All applicants must hold a Master's degree in a related field.

Accreditation Information

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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