There are many people who heard of special education but do not know in details what it is about. It means that education is provided for students with disabilities in areas of hearing, speech or learning difficulties. There are branches or specializations like in hearing disabilities, speech impairments, learning difficulties, vision disabilities and autism. A PhD in this field could be studied by one who has prior Certificate or Degree in Special Education. This doctorate has courses covering the law of special education, educational administration, student assessment, instructional strategies, and development on the programs for special education. The teacher may also take up this PhD to advance and further in this particular field.
Those who possess PhD in in this field could have chosen the career as a leader or administrator, overseer for education programs and planning, supervisor for special educational teachers or instructional coordinator. Other career may include being a professor at university or a college lecturer. Whatever the post, one in this field needs to be loving, caring, patient and compassionate to serve the special students.
One with a PhD could benefits the society in his or her administration for this type of education programs. These programs are designed to help the students with disabilities or impairments to gain knowledge. Individuals with disabilities have the right to education. Thus this schooling aims at educating the individual with special needs from the earliest age as possible. Those with this doctorate have the skills to oversee and lead the planning of programs that are really suitable to meet the needs and learning curve of these special students. Even a principal working in a general school could benefits from this PhD. He or she could implement and coordinate this program in an efficient way for the students.