Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbility - George Mason University
About Us

The Kellar Institute for Human DisAbilities (KIHd) is an interdisciplinary campus-based organization focusing on improving the lives and productivity of children and adults with disabilities. KIHd combines the resources of the university with local, state, regional, national, public, and private sector agencies and organizations to develop products, services, and programs for persons with disabilities.

DRAFT: Ph.D. in Education PRISE Program of Study

Program plan for PRISE Scholars Fall, 2020 (First Semester in Program)

Core Courses
1.  General Culture (3)
EDUC 800 Ways of Knowing           
2. Research Methods (15)
EDRS 810 Problems and Methods in Education Research
EDRS 811 Quantitative Methods in Educational Research
EDRS 812 Qualitative Methods in Educational Research
EDRS 823 Advanced Research Methods in Single Subject/Case Design
OR EDRS 832: Document Analysis and Archival Research
EDRS 824 Mixed Methods Research: Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches
3. Specializations (39-42)
Primary – Special Education
EDSE 843 Leading Change in Special Education and Disability Policy
EDSE 844 Current Issues in Special Education
EDSE 845 Personnel Preparation Programs in Special Education
EDSE 846 Assessment, Evaluation, and Instrumentation in Special Education Research
EDSE 847 Problem Solving in Contemporary Initiatives in Special Education
EDSE 885 Writing Grants
EDUC 890 Doctoral Internship in Education
EDUC 897 Independent Study in Special Education Thematic Writing (if needed)
Secondary – Teacher Education and Policy
EDUC 850 The Study of Teaching
EDUC 853 World Perspectives of Teacher Education
EDUC 876: Teacher Development and Education Policy    
EDUC 994 Advanced Internship in Education
EDUC 897 Independent Study (EDUC 870 Education Policy: Process, Context, and Politics)
EDRS 897 Special Topics in Research Methods (EDRS 820 Evaluation Methods for Educational Programs and Curricula)
4. Dissertation Proposal and Research (21)
EDUC 998 Doctoral Dissertation Proposal   
EDUC 999 Doctoral Dissertation Research (9)
EDUC 999 Doctoral Dissertation Research (9)