University of Northern Colorado

Special Education, Emphasis in Low Prevalence Disabilities

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The Ph.D. in special education is a flexible doctoral program that prepares special education professionals for positions of leadership in public and private schools, colleges, universities, agencies, businesses, and government entities. Major emphases may be established to fit a variety of interests in the field of special education. Graduates develop knowledge and skills related to: theory, effective teaching, inquiry, scholarly production, and leadership skills. The program is designed to prepare students for creative leadership in a rapidly changing world that is experiencing increasing cultural diversity, curriculum and structural reforms in schools, and pedagogical innovations across the educational spectrum. The Master of Arts degree programs with emphases in low prevalence disabilities prepares individuals for teacher licensure and professional roles as Deaf/Hard of Hearing Specialist and Visual Impairment Specialist teachers.

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Harvey Rude
Professor and Director
School of Special Education
University of Northern Colorado
Campus Box 141
Greeley, CO 80639
(970) 351-1659

Degrees Available