First of its kind
UToledo’s Ph.D. program in special education curriculum and instruction is the first online doctoral program approved in Ohio by the State Board of Education.
The University of Toledo’s online Ph.D. program in curriculum and instruction with a concentration in special education is the first online doctoral program approved in Ohio by the State Board of Education.
The program’s focus is to prepare the next generation of scholars and researchers to use evidence-based approaches to research. Our students then learn to use practical applications of research results and analyses to maximize outcomes for learners with exceptionalities.
UToledo’s rigorous curriculum prepares students for positions as scholarly and academic leaders in educational or early intervention systems at the local, regional, state and national levels.
Online support. UToledo is a large, public institution. We have the resources to help distance learners succeed: UT Online, eTutoring, an IT Help Desk and eLibrary.
Direct faculty contact. Doctoral students work closely with faculty members and colleagues in a virtual community. They also meet face-to-face with advisors as needed.
Access to a community of experts. Network with national and international leaders in early childhood special education and early intervention through UToledo’s membership in DECIDE — Division for Early Childhood’s Consortium for Innovations in Doctoral Excellence.
UToledo’s Ph.D. graduates are employed as researchers, scholars and academic leaders in educational or early-intervention systems at the local, regional, state and national levels. Job and career options also include:
UToledo’s plan of study for the online Ph.D. is designed so students can complete their degrees in 4-5 years by taking courses part time (2 courses per semester, including summers). Students take:
Students also complete:
Online Special Education Curriculum & Instruction Ph.D. Program Sample Courses
Issues and Research in Transition and Post-Secondary Outcomes for Students with Disabilities
Educational and Instructional Implications in Specific Learning Disabilities/Exceptionalities
Curriculum Models and Intervention Strategies in Early Childhood Special Education
Single-subject Research Design and Implementation
UToledo’s special education faculty are nationally recognized leaders in their fields. They:
Faculty research interests include: