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Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology & Special Education

Emily Bouck, a renowned leader in special education, has been named the college's associate dean for research.
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Special Education

Michigan State University has a distinguished record in special education through undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare alumni to make a difference in and out of classrooms.

Our programs are recognized for their commitment to success through high graduation rates, and attention to student interests with distinctive learning areas and concentration opportunities.

Degree Programs


Rooted in facts & led by faculty

The special education programs at Michigan State University feature evidence-based practices and research-validated instruction to help graduates in their future careers. Faculty members who are renowned researchers and educators lead courses across each of our distinctive programs.

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Our Staff

Points of distinction


Build and enhance skills to conduct research to make a real-world impact on policy, practice and student success


Learn from leading scholars, professional development opportunities and specialized programming


Take knowledge from courses and implement to help answer challenges facing education in our state, country and world

Research in action

MSU’s programs in special education offer faculty with expertise in a variety of areas. Students are encouraged to pursue their research and career interests through our courses, and utilize faculty expertise to help guide and shape their experiences on campus or online.


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