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PhD Special Education

The purpose of the Special Education program at University of Arizona is to prepare national leaders who wish to do research and prepare personnel at colleges and universities.

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration: 2 years
Starting in: August, January
Tuition Fee: $10,063 per semester
Location: Tucson, United States

The Special Education program at University of Arizona is designed to develop the expertise needed to develop, examine and disseminate sustainable practices that result in high achievement and successful independent living for children and adolescents with special needs.

Department

The Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies is committed to research about and teaching of students with disabilities and special abilities. The department’s research, teaching, and service address current issues in special education, rehabilitation, school psychology, and deaf studies.

The Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies (DPS) is dedicated to advancing human and economic development through the empowerment and effective inclusion of culturally diverse individuals with disabilities and special abilities of all ages.

This is accomplished by conducting research to further knowledge and understanding of abilities, disabilities, adaptations, interventions, and support systems; preparing professionals to educate and facilitate the development of individuals with disabilities and special abilities; and providing leadership at the local, state, national, and international levels.

To accomplish our mission, the department offers nationally recognized undergraduate, master’s, educational specialist, and doctoral-level degrees to prepare teachers, counselors, specialists, administrators, school psychologists, school counselors, and researchers and educators in special education, rehabilitation, school psychology, gifted education, sign language and deaf studies, and educational interpreting.

Courses include:

  • Recent Advances in Special Education
  • Behavioral Principals and Disabilities: Assessment and Intervention
  • Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Exceptional Learners
  • Advanced Positive Behavior Support
  • Colloquium: Sensory Impairments
  • Colloquium: Behavioral Disorders

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“Choosing the Master’s program for Physiological Sciences at the University of Arizona was one of the best decisions I could have made in my education. Our department is warm and collaborative, offering an array of research topics and techniques underneath a vast and integrative umbrella of physiology. Beyond my research experience, I was presented with teaching opportunities, which I feel honed my skill of scientific communication. Having the dynamic research/teaching/class schedule not only kept me active but helped me reinforce material in multiple contexts. Overall, this program was exactly what I wanted in my segway into the medical sciences… and with my teaching assistantship paying for my tuition, how could I say no?”​

Andrew Wojtanowski // MS 2016