National Urban Special Education Leadership Initiative

An education Doctoral Program for Urban Leadership in Special Education

Welcome to all professionals interested in an Educational Doctoral (Ed.D.) program with a concentration in special education administration at the University of Central Florida.

The purpose of this initiative is to address the critical gap in the traditional preparation of urban special education, mid-level administrators and the skills, knowledge, and dispositions needed for full implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) of 2004.

This initiative is built on a collaborative partnership between the University of Central Florida, the largest urban school districts in Florida and the nation, and special education leaders from around the country.