#5 Ranked Program by U.S. News & World Report
The Department of Special Education offers students the opportunity to gain specialist training and research experience with diverse populations across the lifespan. We offer both undergraduate and graduate programs, and our students study topics such as 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.
Special Education Assistant Professor Peng Peng found that current teaching practices are out of step with cognitive science research.
Assistant Professor Lauren Hampton discusses how her passion for working with young children on the autism spectrum and their families helps direct her research.