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Counseling and Special Education (CED, SPE)

For information, please contact the chairperson, 989-774-3205, EHS 321;

Why Study Counseling and Special Education?

The study of Counseling and Special Education will help you to develop a knowledge and understanding of individual differences, life span issues and working with others. The programs offered emphasize working with clients and students as individuals within a group setting and serving them throughout the life span. All programs provide experiential applications for students. If you are interested in a career in counseling or in working with persons with special needs or in improving your skills in these areas, you should discuss your plans with a member of the Counseling and Special Education faculty.

Counseling and Special Education at CMU

The Department of Counseling and Special Education offers undergraduate special education majors on the Bachelor of Science degree, grades K-12. A program is also offered for teachers holding general elementary or secondary certification to become approved in the area of emotional impairment or cognitive impairment.

Courses are offered by the counseling program to assist students in personal growth and development, and to prepare graduates for careers as counselors.

The department also offers programs leading to a Master of Arts degree, which prepares graduates for positions requiring counseling skills or advanced specialization and/or additional teaching endorsements in the areas of emotional impairment, learning disabilities, autism, and cognitive impairment at the K-12 level.

See the Graduate Bulletin for a complete description of graduate programs.

The Faculty

Brandis Ansley, Ellen Armbruster, Allison Arnekrans, Dawn Decker, JoDell Heroux, Andrea Jasper, Jennifer Klemm, Reuben Mwangi, Sheri Pickover, Suzanne Shellady

The Programs

Special Education Major: Teachers of Students with Cognitive Impairment

Special Education Major: Teachers of Students with Emotional Impairment