College of Education
James L. DePaepe, Ph.D., Dean
Department of Counselor Education and Special Education
Chair and Professor Lloyd
Professors Allen, Anderson, Feit, Kline,
Associate Professors Daley, Horton,
Assistant Professors Barnier, Hedeen, Paulson, Swanson
Emeritus Professor Edgar
Affiliate Faculty Denagy, Dettloff, Gerlach, Katz, Murphy, Nicholson, D.
Pehrsson, Schmidt, Schroeder, Singarajah
Graduate-level preparation for (1) counselors who seek employment in schools, universities, community mental health, and various other settings, and (2) college student affairs professionals.
Pre-counseling and Pre-student Affairs
Preparation should consist of a broad undergraduate course of study, including some work in psychology (learning and personality theory), sociology, and the communication skills. For those seeking positions in public elementary and secondary schools, state certification requirements should be considered.
Special education at the graduate level prepares students for professional certification in selected specialty areas and/or the masters degree in special education and psychological services. Upon completing the masters degree program, the graduate will have developed sufficient competencies to operate within the resource room model, to consult with regular education teachers about programs for exceptional children, and to assume some of the leadership positions available in special education.
School Psychology is graduate-level preparation for persons seeking employment as school psychological examiners (M.Ed. in Human Exceptionality with a School Psychological Examiner emphasis and as school psychologists (Ed.S. in School Psychology).
Degree programs offered by the department include Doctor of Education, Educational Specialist, Master of Education, and Master of Counseling. Majors are available in Mental Health Counseling (M.Coun.); Counseling (Ed.S.); Counselor Education and Counseling (Ed.D.); School Counseling (M.Coun.); Student Affairs and College Counseling (M.Coun.); Human Exceptionality (M.Ed.); Special Education (Ed.S.); and School Psychology (Ed.S.).
At the bachelors degree level, the department offers a major in Human Exceptionality, teaching majors and minors in Special Education, and an Elementary Education component in Counseling and Guidance.
The programs for preparation of school counselors, special education teachers, school psychological examiners, and school psychologists are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (1996) and NASDTEC (1996).
The Master of Counseling and Doctor of Education counselor education programs are approved by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs through June 30, 1995.