Prepare for leadership positions in leisure settings including public recreation agencies, voluntary leisure organizations, private and commercial businesses, military bases, parks, camps, schools, rehabilitation facilities, nursing homes and psychiatric programs.
Prepare to counsel in clinical mental health settings such as mental health centers, private counseling agencies, drug abuse treatment centers, centers for counseling older adults, child protective services, family counseling centers and private practice.
The Doctor of Philosophy program in Curriculum and Instruction is a research-intensive degree intended for individuals who plan careers as scholars, researchers and educators in higher education or who will hold other research-oriented leadership positions.
Graduates provide effective leadership in autism programming and policy development and conduct intervention-based research that will bridge existing research-to-practice gaps and improve outcomes for students with autism spectrum disorders and their families.
Broaden your understanding of behavior and its impact on learning, ecological assessment, issues and emerging trends, research and use of evidence-based practice, issues and practices in personnel development, and effective programs and program evaluation.
Gather, analyze, and judge empirical information to help inform research and policy, and will be prepared to emphasize research and data analysis in a range of settings, including universities, public and private schools, corporations and governmental roles.