Are you an educational professional who is ready to step up to a graduate program? The Advanced Professional and Special Services Department includes several programs for those educators who are ready to step out of the classroom into an advanced level of student and faculty support.
APSS offers two undergraduate programs of study leading to Bachelor of Science Degrees. The first undergraduate degree program is a Bachelor of Science in Education with two options: Mild-Moderate Disabilities and Severe-Profound-Multiple Disabilities. The second undergraduate degree program is a Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology.
We also offer preparation for graduate students seeking professional careers in Guidance and Counseling, Instructional Media Education, Educational Leadership, Reading, Special Education, and Speech-Language Pathology. Enrollment information is available from the AESS office on the first floor of Chambers Library.
We offer education that leads to teacher certification in the following areas:
The Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC) provides many opportunities for student leadership, research and career preparation in the area of Special Education. Campus activities for children with disabilities, as well as community functions, provide opportunities to meet professionals in the field and to attend local. state, regional and national conferences.
President: Jenny Joyce
Vice President: Amanda Hazelton
Treasurer: Courtney Ward
Senator: Kaylee Loerke
Faculty Advisor: Donna Kearns
The primary opportunity for enrichment activity is provided through the Sigma Alpha Eta/National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association student chapter. The chapter hosts several social events throughout the year, including a Welcoming Luncheon to new majors in the fall and a Winter Holiday dinner at the end to the fall semester. The student chapter also plans, organizes, and executes a professional conference each spring semester. In consultation with faculty advisors, students identify topics and speakers, coordinate space and materials, and promote the conference to professionals in the region. Although chapter officers are typically graduate students, they solicit and welcome the involvement of undergraduate students as well.
Department of Advanced Professional and Special Services
College of Education & Professional Studies
University of Central Oklahoma
100 N University Dr.
Edmond, OK 73034-5209
Department Telephone: (405) 974-5437
Department Fax: (405) 974-3857