Department of Specialized Education Services

School of Education

444 School of Education Building




Diane Ryndak, Professor and Chair of Department

Professor Pagliaro

Associate Professors Compton, Kurtts, Rock, Williamson

Clinical Associate Professors Little, Parker

Assistant Professors Gillis, Henner, Jimenez, Kang

Clinical Assistant Professor DeNaples 

Lecturers Allen, Torres

Visiting Assistant Professor Cavanaugh 


The primary goal of the Department of Specialized Education Services is to prepare professionals for diverse roles in working with individuals with disabilities across the life span in a variety of educational and community environments. Programs in the department emphasize the delivery of services in integrated settings, with a focus on interdisciplinary and interagency collaboration. Upon graduation, students are prepared for professional careers in public and private schools, residential settings, community agencies, clinics, and organizations. Faculty teaching, research, and service activities facilitate these outcomes.

All students in SES programs are required to demonstrate that they have read, understand, and are able to completely meet the technical standards for their programs. Technical standards are outlined in each program's handbook. All students in SES programs must have reliable transportation to and from practicum and/or internship sites.


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