Administrative Unit: Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education
College/School: School of Education
Admitting Plans: M.S., Ph.D.
Degrees Offered: M.S. in Rehabilitation Counselor Education; M.S. in Special Education; Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Psychology; Ph.D. in Special Education
Minors and Certificates: Doctoral Minor in Rehabilitation Counselor Education; Doctoral Minor in Special Education

Rehabilitation Psychology

Rehabilitation psychology is one of the two academic areas in the Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education. Rehabilitation psychology addresses the needs of older youth, young adults, and adults by preparing rehabilitation counselors at the M.S. level and rehabilitation counselor educators at the Ph.D. level.

Special Education

Special education is one of the two academic areas in the Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education.Special education addresses the needs of children, youth, and young adults through its teacher education, research and service programs. Rehabilitation psychology addresses the needs of older youth, young adults, and adults by preparing rehabilitation counselors at the M.S. level and rehabilitation counselor educators at the Ph.D. level.

Department faculty in both areas join resources to provide training and research programs that promote successful transition from school to the world of work, postsecondary, education and successful psychosocial adaptation for individuals with disabilities.

Faculty: Professors Bal, Chan (department chair), Doren (Special Education area chair), Gonzalez, Hanley-Maxwell, Phillips, Rosenthal (Rehabilitation Area Chair), Ruppar, Smedema, Trainor, Tansey, Wilkerson