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Main Office

Department of Rehabilitation Psychology & Special Education
School of Education
Education Building
1000 Bascom Mall, Rm. 431
MadisonWisconsin  53706

Tel: 608/263.5970
Fax: 608/263.5970

Email: rpseinfo@education.wisc.edu
or by contact form

Welcome to RPSE

Welcome to the Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education (RPSE) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the only department solely committed to improving the lives of people with disabilities.

Our programs prepare graduates in entry-level and leadership positions to work with, or on behalf of people with disabilities and their families in a range of health, human services, and educational settings. Graduates are employed in a variety of positions including: program coordinators, therapists, advocates, transition specialists, employment specialists, case managers, rehabilitation counselors, counselor educators, special education teachers, teacher educators, administrators, and researchers.
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Teacher Tuesday

- Every couple of Tuesdays, we will feature a current or former student from the special education Program to share why they chose special education and why they chose UW-Madison.

Photo of Jessica McQueston

Jessica McQueston is a current doctoral student in our Special Education Ph.D. program. She currently is a project coordinator for Project EPIC. Her research involves literacy instruction, students with significant disabilities, inclusive practices, quality instruction, and students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. . 

Why Special Education? As cheesy as it sounds, I have always wanted to be a teacher. I chose special education as my career path after volunteering with Special Olympics in middle school and seeing injustices happening on a daily basis in my school. I wanted ALL students to be successful and included. 

Why UW-Madison? Why not? UW-Madison has an incredible staff committed to supporting you through your education journey. Beyond the stellar ratings, the people here are incredible. After my short visit here before I applied, I felt at home. I knew I would be back. I sometimes have to pinch myself that I'm here!   

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