University of Pittsburgh School of Education
 

Curriculum for Early Intervention - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Program Area Studies (30-36 credits with at least 18 credits at the doctoral level)

Dept Course Title Credits
IL 3532 CUR ISSUES & TRENDS IN SPEC EDUC 3
IL 3509 ADV SEMINAR: EARLY INTERVENTION 3
The remaining major field area courses are chosen according to the interests and background of the candidate.

Research Methodology and Practicum (18 credits)

Dept Course Title Credits
Approved courses in Research Methodology 12
Approved Research Practicum 6

Supporting Field (9-18 credits)

Dept Course Title Credits
Nine credits are taken outside of the School of Education if the student's bachelor's degree is in an academic discipline or the equivalent. Eighteen credits are taken outside the School of Education if the degree is not in an academic discipline. 9-18

Electives

Dept Course Title Credits
Electives are chosen to bring breadth and/or depth to the program of study. Because of the broad areas of specialty within the field of Special Education, these courses may be taken within the School or from across the University. Electives are taken as-needed to complete a minimum of 90 credits for the degree.

Dissertation (18 credits)

Dept Course Title Credits
Dissertation 18