Gifted Education: Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Education
Close student-faculty mentorship and an emphasis on applied research prepare graduates of the Ph.D. in Gifted Education program for careers in university settings or at research organizations.
At a Glance
Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Education
Leadership positions in school divisions; College or university positions in gifted education particularly research-focused positions; in school district central office positions; and with educational research labs
Best Suited To
Highly qualified scholar-researchers who are interested in working in fields where the emphasis is on the production of scholarship, rather than application to practice.
- Full Time
About This Program
The study of gifted and talented individuals offered through the School of Education and Human Development (EHD), University of Virginia, is a program area specialty within the department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education. A strong foundational knowledge of principles of development (human, child, and/or adolescent), and concepts from the fields of assessment and research form the basis for understanding these exceptional learners.
The primary purpose of the Ph.D. program is to prepare highly qualified scholar-researchers who will be able to take a variety of positions in higher education settings (both public and private). Graduates will be well prepared for employment as research scholars, policy analysts, and faculty members in higher education programs where the emphasis is on the production of scholarship, rather than application to practice.