Undergraduate 2017-2018

School of Special Education

Director : Harvey Rude, Ed.D.

Location: McKee 29

Telephone: 970.351.2691

Faculty: Rashida Banerjee, Ph.D.; Sandra K. Bowen, Ph.D.; Robin D. Brewer, Ed.D.; Paula W. Conroy, Ed.D.; Silvia Correa-Torres, Ed.D.; Kay A. Ferrell, Ph.D.; Lewis B. Jackson, Ed.D.; John L. Luckner, Ed.D.; Tracy Mueller, Ph.D.; Francie R. Murry, Ph.D.; Stuart N. Omdal, Ph.D.; Lori Peterson, Ph.D.; Corey D. Pierce, Ph.D.; Jennifer Ritchotte, Ph.D.; Harvey Rude, Ed.D.; Todd H. Sundeen, Ph.D.; Jennifer Urbach, Ph.D.; Hasan Zaghlawan, Ph.D.

Course(s) Offered (Prefix):

Program(s) Offered:

Special Education B.A.

   Liberal Arts Emphasis

   K-12 Special Education Teaching Emphasis -  Licensure: Special Education Generalist ( Ages 5-21)

   Early Childhood Special Education Liberal Arts Emphasis (Birth to 8 years) 

   Early Childhood Special Education Teaching Emphasis - Early Childhood Special Education Endorsement (Ages Birth- 8) 

   Special Education Minor

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The School of Special Education offers one of the most comprehensive training programs for special educators (undergraduate, master's, doctoral) in the nation. UNC is the only institution in a six-state region that offers degree programs in special education in all areas of exceptionality. Special programs associated with special education include the Summer Enrichment Program for the Gifted and Talented, the Bresnahan-Halstead Center on Disabilities, and an annual Special Education Summer Symposia Series in Vail, Colorado featuring renowned speakers.

Faculty in Special Education are nationally recognized, have published in their respective areas, presented papers at prestigious conferences and have many of their publications translated into several foreign languages. Numerous program and research grants provide support for professional development and student scholarships at the graduate levels.