Early Childhood, Special Education, and Rehabilitation Counseling

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Welcome to the Department of Early Childhood, Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling.

We’re showcasing outstanding accomplishments in three programs which prepare educators and counselors. Join us in conducting research, developing best practices, and participating in service-related activities that positively impact individuals in Kentucky and around the globe.

    • 01
    • Sep
The Rehabilitation Counseling Program at the University of Kentucky has been ranked 6th in the nation, among the more than 90 programs nationally, in the 2015 U.S. News and World Report ranking of graduate programs. This ranking represents an 11-point jump from the previous ranking of 17th. The Rehabilitation Counseling Program is housed in the Department of Early Childhood, Special...
    • 30
    • Jul
Brad McDaniels, M.R.C., a doctoral student in Rehabilitation Counseling won the ExploreVR Open Data Competition, a national competition sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Boston’s Institute for Community Inclusion’s (ICI). The purpose of the ExploreVR Open Data Competition is to promote the use of national vocational rehabilitation (VR) data sets and analyses available through the ExploreVR Data Lab. Mr. McDaniels’ entry was...
    • 01
    • Jul

Doctoral Student Wins Research Award

Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation (EPE) student Ruixue (Rita) Liu won Outstanding Student Paper by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Survey Research in Education Special Interest Group. Liu is lead author on the paper, co-authored by Dr. Kelly Bradley, associate professor in EPE. Liu is a doctoral student and also serves as a research assistant with the Evaluation...
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