Special Education

Innovative research with a global impact

The Department of Special Education is routinely ranked among the top 10 peer departments in the nation. We offer students the opportunity to gain specialist training and research experience with diverse populations across the life span. Our faculty are actively involved in innovative research that has a global impact on topics like supporting bilingual students with disabilities, math and reading interventions, design and evaluation of assistive technology, educating students with autism spectrum disorders, and the transition and post-school employment for people with disabilities.

Open Assistant Professor Position

We invite applications for a tenure-track position in special education with a focus on individuals and families from culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse backgrounds. Duties include developing and maintaining a nationally recognized program of funded research; teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in special education; contributing to the refinement of our undergraduate and graduate programs; advising students; collaborating with local districts and agencies serving culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse students; and engaging in service to the university and profession.