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Inclusive Special Education Major

What Our Students Say

Rob Cron

Rob CronSpecial Education major

"I chose education as my major because I was in Urban Teaching Cohort (UTC) classes that really showed me something of the inequalities that go on in our educational system...

“That made me pretty mad, so that’s why I chose education, and then I chose special education because that population is discriminated against and so marginalized. Even today when we’re supposed to be so tolerant, a lot of these students have really bad experiences.

“UTC has really pushed my education as a teacher, and I definitely recommend joining the UTC because it will challenge you in ways that you won’t get in other classes.

“I studied abroad in Cuba in the winter semester. It was really cool because we learned about a place that we don’t know much about—because the US embargo has it so locked down. It was so great to understand Cuba from their own perspective. It opened our eyes in a lot of ways."

Emily Piper

Emily PiperSpecial Education major

"I chose my special education because I have always loved helping people. The connection I feel to people with disabilities is so different than the connections we're used to making in our everyday lives - and it is incredible…

“I love being reminded to appreciate and love the simple things: I could not imagine doing anything else with my life!"

“I work for the Autism Society of North Carolina at Camp Royall in the summers and during breaks. I'm from Michigan, and I would like to teach for a few years and then go to grad school for Occupational Therapy. I am on the executive board for Autism Speaks U, the president of Student Council for Exceptional Children, in the honors college, and a member of the Alpha Phi fraternity."

What makes Miami's Inclusive Special Education program special?

"Miami has done an excellent job of preparing me to become a special educator through the professors and the field experiences in the schools. Because of this, special education has carved out a special place in my heart"
Heidi Kitsmiller

"The most helpful part about Miami special education is the well rounded group of required classes"
Melissa Burke

"Special education... allows you to be an advocate and a voice for people who need it most"
Katie Hale

"I love the other students I get to work with"
Katie Boyd

"The professors demonstrate such passion for what they teach. They are continually striving to improve special education for individuals and their families through effective teacher education as well as in their own professional lives"
Jamie Krakowski

"The special education program at Miami has provided me with excellent field experiences"
Lora Adair

"All of the professors care about students with disabilities and are passionate about the field."
Heather B.

"The professors in special education are approachable and hold a wide range of views"
Shannon M.

"The professors have always been very helpful. They enjoy meeting with students and advising us on problems we may encounter"

"The professors are very passionate about students with special needs and preparing pre-service teachers to also be passionate for their future students"
Rachel Gibson

"We have the opportunity to work with a diverse group of people who challenge and inspire us"

Contact Us

Department of Educational Psychology
201 McGuffey Hall
Oxford, OH 45056