Georgia State University: PhD in Exceptional Students- Concentration in Sensory Impairments. Susan R. Easterbrooks. Introduction. GSU is located in the heart of Atlanta, the major economic, political, social, and cultural hub of the southeast. www.gsu.edu. Go Panthers!.
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Susan R. Easterbrooks
The minimum requirements for consideration of acceptance into the Ph. D. program include:
1. GRE scores posted within the last five years with a minimum score of 1000 (minimum 500 verbal/500 quantitative).
2. A graduate degree in special education or a related field with a graduate GPA of at least 3.3 from a college or university that has regional accreditation
3. A graduate level teaching certificate (or equivalent) in the concentration area.
4. Three years of classroom teaching.
A. Core Area (18)Social foundations core (3), Psych core (3), research foundations core (6), research track (6)
B. Major Area (27-36)Required (15):EXC 8010 Advanced Study of Exceptional Students (3)EXC 8961 Professional Development Seminar in Special Education (4)EXC 9910 Research Seminar in Learning Disabilities (3)EXC 9920 Research Seminar in Behavior Disorders (3)EXC 9930 Research Seminar in Mental Retardation (3)
C. Cognate (18)Required (6):EPY 9000 Facilitating College Teaching (3)EXC 9660 Internship in Special Education I (3)The remaining 4 cognate courses must be taken outside student’s major field of study. (I have special approval to make ASL a cognate for students who do not have ASL skills.)
D. Dissertation (9)Required (9):EXC 9990 Dissertation (9)
Juried Articles into the Ph. D. program include:
Videocam of interpreter
Advanced Seminar in Learning Theory
Advanced Seminar in Language Issues
Advanced Seminar in Literacy Issues
Cognate in ASL
Other: external expertise on doctoral committees