School of Special Education, School Psychology, & Early Childhood Studies
Alumna makes lead gift for $10M early childhood initiative
Early Childhood Education
Welcome to the School of Special Education, School Psychology, and Early Childhood Studies (SESPECS). SESPECS’ programs address learning and learning needs throughout the life span and lead to undergraduate as well as graduate degrees including master’s, specialist and doctoral degrees.
Our faculty are leaders in their fields who conduct cutting-edge research that shapes professional knowledge and transforms practice in schools and other learning environments.
Our faculty lead the College of Education in securing grant funding with more than 20 grant projects worth more than $20 million currently underway.
Our on-campus teacher preparation programs in special education and early childhood education (Unified Elementary Proteach and Unified Early Childhood Proteach programs) provide excellent training for aspiring educators. UEP and UEC graduates are uniquely qualified to meet the diverse educational needs of their students.
Teach Well—our fully online graduate program—is designed to provide preparation in special education for current and aspiring educators who already hold undergraduate degrees. Teach Well participants are located throughout the United States and internationally.
School psychology programs prepare school psychologists to be both practitioners and researchers whose professional goals center around improving the psychological and academic development of children and youth.