Claremont Graduate University's PhD in Education with an emphasis in special education is an exciting opportunity for professionals seeking to become university faculty or leaders in the education of students with disabilities. As a member of the prestigious Claremont Consortium, Claremont Graduate University (CGU) provides its students with the best of two worlds: intimate education combined with the facilities and breadth of a much larger university. Through an individually designed program, graduate students take courses not only offered in the School of Educational Studies (SES), but they also are encouraged to enroll in classes from the other outstanding schools and centers at CGU, such as the School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences (SBOS), and the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management.
During the program, the students work with dedicated faculty members who reflect a wide range of professional expertise and knowledge about effective educational practices. These professors serve as advisors to assist individual students to achieve excellence. They help students develop programs that capitalize on the many resources available across the university. Special education doctoral students have opportunities to work with distinguished scholars both at CGU and across the nation. Recognized policymakers and researchers comprise a national faculty who enrich learning opportunities and instruct CGU graduate students through a unique experts at a distance seminars approach.