Chair and Professor: Lloyd,
Professors: Allen, Anderson, Feit, Spadafore, Stenson
Associate Professors: Daley, Horton, Kline
Assistant Professors: Barnier, Hedeen, Paulson, Swanson
Professor Emeritus: Edgar
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.
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 master's degree in human exceptionality. Upon completing the master's 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 and as school psychologists (Ed.S. in School Psychology).
Degree programs offered by the department include Doctor of Education, Educational Specialist, Master of Counseling, and Master of Education. Majors are available in Counseling (Ed.S), Human Exceptionality (M.Ed.) Mental Helath Counseling (M.Coun.); Counselor Education and Counseling (Ed.D.); School Counseling (M.Coun.); Student Affairs and College Counseling (M.Coun.); Special Education and Psychological Services (M.Ed.); Special Education (Ed.S.); and School Psychology (Ed.S.). At the bachelor's degree level, the department offers majors and minors in Human Exceptionality and Special Education and an Elementary Education component in Counseling and Guidance.
The programs for the preparation of school counselors, special education teachers, school psychological examiners, and school psychologists are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (1996) and NASDTEC (1996).
The Counselor Education programs are approved by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs through June 30, 1995 as follows:
Counselor Education and Counseling (Ed.D.), Accredited Status; Mental Health Counseling/Community Counseling (M. Coun.), Accredited Status; School Counseling (M.Coun.), Accredited Status; Student Affairs and College Counseling/Student Personnel Work in Higher Education (M.Coun.), Accredited Status.
Prior to registering for the 400 level special education courses, all applicants for the BA/BS Special Education/Human Exceptionality majors must complete CESE 270, CESE 330, and CESE 334 with a 2.75 or better gpa and be approved by a faculty screening committee. Preference for admission to and continuation in the program will be given to applicants who submit and maintain a 2.75 or better overall gpa. (Special Education majors must also meet the requirements for the Teacher Education program.)