The Ph.D. program prepares scholars to be researchers, teacher educators, and leaders in the field of special education in order to address the needs of individuals with mild/moderate disabilities from high poverty and culturally diverse backgrounds. The Ph.D. special education students will benefit from a faculty that has an individualize approach of study to meet their students’ needs and enhance graduates’ marketability for positions in higher education and leadership positions.
Graduates of the Ph.D. in Special Education program will:
Applications for the Special Education doctoral program are considered throughout the year. Only complete application packets are considered for admission and should be submitted by April 30 for summer/fall admission.
Admission requirements include the following:
Complete application packet:
In addition to the application packet, students may be required to participate in an on-campus or telephone interview. Interviews are conducted in October and December for spring admissions and February and May for fall admissions.
DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
START DATE FALL 2015 – APPLY NOW!!!
Clemson University announces the availability of scholarships for 5 promising doctoral students to earn their Ph.D. in Special Education, with an emphasis in academic and behavioral interventions. Project Exemplary Personnel for Education, Research, and Teaching in Special Education (ExPERTiSE,) a U.S. Department of Education (OSEP) grant will fund students across four years of study. Doctoral students will work closely with faculty on research projects, college teaching and supervision, leadership in professional organizations, and other initiatives that lead to subsequent professional careers as scholars at institutions of higher education.
ExPERTiSE provides doctoral students a unique opportunity to develop skills needed for success as teacher educators, researchers, and scholars. ExPERTiSE provides: