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Area of Special Education

Welcome to the Area of Special Education, housed in the Department of Clinical and Professional Studies!



The mission of the Area of Special Education is to prepare exemplary practitioners with the professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions to deliver evidence based practices to diverse individuals with exceptional needs.


SPED Programs Faculty Contacts:

B.S.Ed. Special Education

Dr. Jessica Bucholz, Undergraduate Program Director and Special Education Area Coordinator

M.Ed. Special Education

Dr. Meg Cooper, M.Ed. Program Coordinator
Dr. Jessica Bucholz, Special Education Area Coordinator

Ed.S. Special Education

Dr. Ravic Ringlaben, Ed.S. Program Coordinator
Dr. Jessica Bucholz, Special Education Area Coordinator 

Degree Programs



M.Ed. Program:

Ed.S. Program:


A variety of scholarships are offered by the University, College, and program area. Scholarships that are available to Special Education majors are identified here.

Apply to the Special Education Programs here!