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Doctor of Philosophy in Education - Exceptional Student Education

Northcentral University



This online Doctor of Philosophy in Education - Exceptional Student Education degree program from Northcentral University is an ideal option for any individuals who is looking to gain the theoretical base of knowledge that is needed for working with exceptional students within a variety of educational areas including PK-12, postsecondary and adult learning environments.

This online PhD in Exceptional Student Education was created to prepare graduates to teach and work with individuals with various types of disabilities.

The online exceptional student education degree program offers students a number of courses that will cover topics, such as:

  • Introduction to the Exceptional Student
  • Assessment in Special Education
  • Learning Disabled Student
  • Emotionally Disabled Student
  • Developing Curriculum for the Mentally Disabled
  • Law in Special Education
  • Teaching Strategies in Special Education
  • Managing the Exceptional Student
  • Language Disabilities
  • Transitioning the Exceptional Student
  • Exploring the Theories in Gifted and Talented Education
  • Evaluation of Gifted Programs
  • Advocacy Issues for Gifted Populations
  • Technology as a Tool for the Gifted Learner
  • Teaching Methods for the Gifted and Talented

Ph.D.s in Education are found in many different roles in academia, industry and not-for-profit organizations, including educational consultant, academic researcher, policy maker, educational theorist, and faculty member or administrator in a higher education setting. The specialized curriculum of this online exceptional student education program prepares learners to teach students with mental, physical, behavioral and learning disabilities, as well as work in a variety of related fields.

All applicants must have a Masters degree from an accredited institution.

Accreditation Information

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

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