#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.
The Department of Special Education is a collaboration between faculty, students, staff and resources aimed at improving the quality of life and promoting success for individuals with disabilities.Learn More
Our students engage in coursework led by experts in the field, and innovative research aimed at improving the lives of individuals with disabilities.Learn More
Our research has an important global impact. The underlying focus of our research aims to improve the quality of life and access to equitable education for individuals with disabilities and their families, particularly in K-12 education.Learn More
Department of Special Education Ranks No. 5 in the Nation
The department moved up four places in the US News & World Report 2023-2024 graduate school rankings list.
Q&A with Dr. Lauren Hampton: Impacting and Improving the Lives of Young Children on the Autism Spectrum
Assistant Professor Lauren Hampton discusses how her passion for working with young children on the autism spectrum and their families helps direct her research.
Jessica Toste Accepted to the Comprehensive Program for Adaptive Interventions Training in Education (CATIE)
Associate Professor Jessica Toste accepted into the highly competitive, adaptive intervention CATIE training program.