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Applied Sciences of Learning and Special Education
Teachers College, Columbia University
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Applied Sciences of Learning and Special Education
In the Department of Health and Behavior Studies

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Doctor of Education

Doctor of Education Exceptionality Focus Areas:

  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Intellectual Disability/Autism

Professional Specialization Areas:

  • Academic Cognate
  • Instructional Leadership
  • Research and Evaluation

Students of exceptional ability who are interested in and committed to contributing to special education through leadership and scholarly work may apply for the Ed.D. degree, which represents the highest level of achievement in the profession. The doctoral program prepares graduates to assume leadership roles in teacher education programs in colleges and universities in this country and in other countries, to administer special education programs in schools and agencies, and to conduct research in special education and related services.

Students may focus their work and course of study by exceptionality focus and by professional specialization.