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Here is what our special education graduates have to say about our programs.

Carrie Comer

carrie comer


“Being a graduate student in the Special Education department has been a very rewarding experience and having an assistantship can help you grow professionally and personally. It affords you the opportunity to work directly with professors and other professionals on levels that will enhance your growth.”
-Carrie Comer,  Graduate Alumnus


Josh Piha

Josh Piha


“The attitudes of people involved in this program are its commodity. This program is comprised of people who like to work with people. I haven’t come across a fellow student who I wouldn’t want teaching my child. I believe this is the highest compliment a department could strive for.”
-Josh Piha, Undergraduate Alumnus


Nicole Pool

Nicole Pool

“I attribute a generous portion of my professional development as a special educator to my participation in the graduate school at SIUC. Thanks to the expertise of the phenomenal professors, I feel highly competent and believe that I have the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the needs of my students”
-Nicole Pool, Graduate Alumnus


Lyndsey Taylor

Lyndsey Taylor

“My professors offered me a lot of real life experiences. I was able to apply the information provided in my program and put it to use in my classroom.”
-Lindsey Taylor,  Undergraduate Alumnus


Jennifer Wirz

Jennifer Wirz

My experience at SIUC has been invaluable. The faculty is dedicated to the field of Special Education and they have never hesitated to share their knowledge with me. I have been provided with numerous research opportunities and I feel equipped to enter into the world of higher education.”
-Jennifer Palacios-Wirz, Assistant Professor- Central Michigan University


Julie Schmale

Julie Schmale

“I loved my experience working as an undergraduate research assistant. It provided me with an opportunity to view Special Education from a research perspective. I feel my contributions are important to the department and the field of Special Education.”
-Julie Schmale, Undergraduate Alumnus