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New Special Education Doctoral Program Focuses on Language and Literacy

Special Education faculty at the College of Education have received a $1.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) for a five-year doctoral training program. Titled “Project ProPELL: Preparing Practice-based Researchers with Expertise in Language and Literacy to Support High-Need Students with Learning Disabilities,” the new program will augment the College of Education’s doctoral program in Special Education by imparting expertise in language and literacy intervention and assessment and teaching candidates to apply that knowledge to their preparation of pre-service teachers and to practice-based research responsive to students.

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Excellent Programs at the College of Education

In new rankings from U.S. News & World Report, “2016 Best Graduate Schools,” six COE programs rank in the top 20 nationwide. Our counseling program ranks #1 for the sixteenth year in a row. Overall, the College ranks #26 among the nation’s graduate schools of education.

To learn more, read our article on the rankings