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Sherry Bunner
phone: 304-293-3450

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Sherry Bunner
phone: 304-293-3450

Program Details

Program Description

This campus-based program in Special Education will prepare you to become a professional educator who provides leadership in the field of special education or disability services through practice, research, service and advocacy. This advanced graduate program prepares future leaders to influence public policy and serve as stewards of the discipline.

The Doctoral Program Emphasis in Special Education at WVU offers you two program options:

Personnel Preparation in Special Education leading to a career as a faculty member at a college or university, 72 credits minimum; and

School Leadership in Special Education leading to a career as an administrator or supervisor in a local, state, regional or national education or human services agency, 72 credits minimum.

This program is available only at the Morgantown campus.

Delivery Methods Available

  • on campus

Graduate Program Application Requirements

Applicants must arrange for official copies of transcripts and test scores to be sent directly to the WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment at PO Box 6510, Morgantown, WV 26506-6510. If being sent by delivery service (Federal Express, UPS, etc) requiring a street address, please use WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment, 1500 One Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26501. The program requirements listed below (if any) are in addition to the main WVU Graduate Application.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

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WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.