Special Education – School of Education & Human Development

Special Education

The University of Miami’s Department of Teaching and Learning is pleased to offer a specialization in special education with a focus on students with high-incidence disabilities.

This specialization includes participation in ongoing faculty research and a strong emphasis on the intersection of special education and diversity issues. Doctoral students selecting this area of specialization are expected to develop expertise in a wide variety of methods appropriate to research in special education through coursework, seminars, and research assistantships. Students are encouraged to gain college-level teaching experience, to seek involvement in school and community projects, and to collaborate with graduate students and faculty both within the School of Education and Human Development and across other UM Schools and Colleges.

Academic Area Contact

Wendy Cavendish

Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning


Merrick Building 222-E