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The Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Counselor Education is a community of scholars, researchers, educators, teachers, and service and engagement personnel. You will find educational opportunities in our department covering birth through adulthood as we offer bachelor, master, and doctoral programs across the lifespan. You will find us to be inclusive and welcoming of individuals with different ideas and perspectives, and from different cultural, ethnic, and social backgrounds.

Our Programs

Early Childhood Prepare for a variety of careers working with families and young children, birth through five years, including those with disabilities.

Special Education Prepare in a top-ranked program to work with individuals with learning disabilities, behavior disorders, and moderate and severe disabilities in P-12 classrooms.

Counselor Education Prepare for a growing career in the highest quality rehabilitation counselor education and clinical rehabilitation counseling in mental health programs, which are consistently rated in the top 10 of rehabilitation counseling programs nationwide.