Ph.D. in Special Education
This exciting program (a joint venture between the University at Buffalo and Buffalo State College) will train future facility to use modern information, communication, and learning tools to improve the preparation of teachers and increase student outcomes. Doctoral candidates will learn how to deliver content in technology-rich instructional environments and to use technology to enhance clinical experiences. Doctoral candidates will learn how to provide greater access to the curriculum for students with disabilities using the principles of universal design for learning.
Students will receive a generous stipend and full tuition for a period of 4 years. A research practicum with the Buffalo Public Schools is a major focus of this program. Funding is available to support students in summer internships with experts in the field, including but not limited to:
- Lisa Dieker; Professor and Lockheed Martin Eminent Scholar at the University of Central Florida
- Michael Behrmann, Professor and Director of the Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human Disabilities, George Mason University
- Christine Oddo, Director of the Client Service Department Center for Assistive Technology at UB
- David Rose, Founder of CAST: Center for Applied Special Technology
- Deborah D. Smith and Naomi C. Tyler, Directors of the IRIS Center, Vanderbilt University