Our Mission

Through research and collaboration, we strive to give special education personnel and rehabilitation counselors the tools they need to provide the best educational and rehabilitation services to those with disabilities.

Ralph Crystal
Words from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Rehabilitation Counseling. We are a community of scholars, researchers, educators, teachers, and service and engagement personnel. Our department offers educational opportunities, covering birth through adulthood. 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. Read More…



Doctoral Award

Dixie Miller

Students working with assistive technologies