NDEOLSP11B

Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Special Education

The EdD in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Special Education program was designed with educators and consultants in mind and advances the study of leadership within the field of special education.

With an in-depth research-based approach, this EdD in special education program prepares students with the leadership skills needed for the role of a strategic professional. This doctorate in special education examines the history and theories of special education, current and emerging trends in special education, methods for providing appropriate educational opportunities for all students, analyzing student assessment, and developing leadership skills for fiscal management and integrity. Learners will also examine the current and emerging trends in special education with a focus on special education law and legal compliance.

The course materials in the EdD in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Special Education will examine topics such as ethical dilemmas and stewardship, corporate social responsibility from the perspective of ethical decision making, and will study the development and evolution of leadership theories. Learners will also explore opportunities, challenges and resilience required of leaders in today's global and turbulent economy.

For those seeking a doctoral level degree designed for those in education administration roles, you may also want to consider these programs:

  • Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in K-12 Leadership
  • Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Higher Education Leadership
  • Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Organizational Development

For some individuals, a doctoral degree may seem out of reach. At Grand Canyon University, we have developed a program that includes an integrated dissertation process as well as a dynamic community that supports you along your doctoral journey.

Unlike many programs where learners are expected to complete a core set of specializations prior to beginning their dissertation; at GCU learners begin the dissertation process from the beginning of their program of study. From the very first course where learners are introduced to the doctoral dispositions, through subsequent residencies and milestones, scholars progressively build the skills and understanding necessary to research, write the results and, finally, defend their dissertation.


This program is offered in the following formats or locations:

Online

The dynamic capabilities of GCUs online curriculum offer considerable flexibility and convenience for career oriented professionals who are pursuing their educational goals. Full time faculty members, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Our small class sizes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Classes begin frequently.


Evening

The convenience of GCUs evening programs cater to the demands of working professionals. Evening classes meet once per week and offer the interaction and discussion of a typical college classroom, filled with career minded individuals. Evening class sizes are kept small, providing a warm nurturing environment that supports an engaging experience. Classes begin frequently at various locations.


Online and Evening program disclosures      

* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.