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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

Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education Programs

Undergraduate Programs

Degrees offered include:

Undergraduate programs emphasize a strong background in the liberal arts and a foundation in the social sciences related to psychology and sociology (Rehabilitation Psychology program), and educational psychology and foundations of education (Special Education programs).

The Rehabilitation Psychology program prepares students for graduate study in rehabilitation counseling or other professional programs related to disability and rehabilitation, and for certain entry-level positions in rehabilitation and human services agencies. The Special Education programs prepare students to become teachers with cross-categorical certification in middle childhood through early adolescence and early adolescence through adolescence.

Graduate programs

Degrees offered include:

Doctoral Students and Faculty at 2018 Commencement Ceremony
The department addresses the life-span educational and    rehabilitation needs of persons with disabilities through the  training of leaders and researchers in the fields of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education. Financial  support, although limited, is available to qualified graduate  students and may include scholarships, traineeships,  teaching assistantships, and research/project assistantships. 



Additional Information Related to Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education Programs

Admissions Information

Courses Offered in Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education

Course Syllabi


Forms and Handouts

Funding And Financial Aid

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