Rehabilitation Psychology Undergraduate Program

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Main Office

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

Tel: 608/263.5970
Fax: 608/263.5970

or by contact form

Undergraduate Program in Rehabilitation Psychology

The undergraduate major in rehabilitation psychology prepares students for graduate study inPoster from Service Learning Course Drawing of Hand rehabilitation counseling, for advanced study in other professional programs related to disability and rehabilitation, and for certain entry-level positions in rehabilitation and related human service agencies. This program does not lead to teacher certification.


Learn about Rehabilitation Psychology internship options (RPSE 630) and how to set up your internship experience. Ask questions about Rehabilitation Psychology major requirements, registration and course planning.

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Undergraduate Programs in Special Education

The Special Education teacher certification program prepares educators to serve as resources andGroup of Students on Education Building Patio advocates for persons with disabilities and their families. This includes working cooperatively within and outside the schools to improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities and their families, and assuming leadership to enhance the education of all students.

Undergraduate Special Education Teacher Certification Programs

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B.S. Education, Special Education Major

The Special Education program offers cross-categorical certification encompassing Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, and Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities.Graduates are eligible to apply for a cross-categorical Special Education license at the Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence level (ages 6-12/13), and also at the Early Adolescence through Adolescence level (ages 10-21).

 These certifications correspond to Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction license numbers 801 (code 72), and 801 (code 73). This program emphasizes course work and experiences in elementary, middle and high schools with students who have a wide range of abilities including students with severe disabilities. 

B.S. Education, Special Education and Elementary Education Dual Major

The Dual Certification program offers cross-categorical Special Education certification at the Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence level (approximately ages 6-12/13) and Elementary Education certification at the Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence levels. Graduates are eligible to apply for MC-EA Cross Categorical Special Education # 801 (code 72) and for MC-EA Regular Education # 777 (code 72).

This program emphasizes collaborative practice with training in both Elementary and Special Education methodologies, emphasizing inclusion and a strong background in working with students with learning disabilities, emotional/behavioral disabilities, and other high incidence disabilities.

Program Information and Advising

Undergraduates/prospective students not yet admitted to the undergraduate programs:

Education Academic Services
139 Education Building (Click on Academics and Undergraduate)
(608) 262-1651

Students Admitted to the Undergraduate Programs:

Students are assigned an additional departmental advisor. Students may find their assigned advisor onBucky and RPSE Staff at Orientation the student center. General information about programs and degree requirements may also be directed to:

Kayla Armstrong, Student Services Coordinator
Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education
(608) 263-4608
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