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EdD in Exceptional Student Education

The Doctoral Program in Exceptional Student Education prepares leadership personnel capable of advancing educational opportunities available to students with disabilities and the professional who serves them. The program prepares professionals for a broad view of leadership, capable of assuming roles as administrator, curriculum specialist, researcher, advocate, in-service and preservice trainer and others. Graduates take on leadership positions in schools, state government, private non-profit agencies, professional organizations, and other institutions of higher education.

Program Leader: Kyle Bennett


Phone: 305-348-3641

New for Fall 2019

We will be launching our redesigned PhD Program in Teaching and Learning in Fall 2019 with concentrations in Curriculum, Cultural, and Social Studies; Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education; Kinesiology; Language, Literature, Literacy, and Culture; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education; and Special Education. Please contact Dr. Cramer at for more information. The updated course catalog will be available Fall 2019.

Career Outlook

  • University-based Professor in Special Education
  • Researcher
  • Exceptional Student Education Program Specialist
  • Curriculum Specialist
  • Behavior Specialist
  • Autism Specialist
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Administrator in Private Schools
  • Administrator in Private and Public Agencies
  • Specialist in State or Federal Government