The Department of Special Education is recognized as one of the most outstanding in the nation, consistently ranked among the top 10 according to US News and World Report. We invite you to explore our website and discover the exciting training and research opportunities we have to offer.

Meet our Faculty

Amanda L. Little, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Amanda L. Little, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Clinical Assistant Professor

Early Childhood Special Education

Dr. Little's research emphasis is on effective, data based interventions for young children... more

Application Information

Graduate Admissions Please follow the University of Texas Graduate School admissions procedures when submitting your application to the Special Education Program. For questions about graduate admissions email SPED Admissions.
Application Deadline Deadline for the Master’s application is June 1st.


The Department of Special Education is pleased to announce the launching of the Mild/Moderate Disabilities and Diversity (MMD&D) Master’s concentration area. You have an unique opportunity to learn from faculty who are internationally recognized for outstanding research on evidence-based practices in reading, writing, and mathematics, and positive behavioral supports. Our classes incorporate content and best practices for teaching culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students. Inclusion, Response to Intervention, and leadership training are all part of the curriculum. Special education teacher certification is also available for students who need this credential. Become a specialist in the MMD&D area in reading and mathematics and leadership development for CLD students! We are now accepting applications for fall 2014 admission. For more information, see the following page: Mild/Moderate Disabilities and Diversity

The Department of Special Education is welcoming visits in late January through early March by potential graduate students to meet faculty and students to learn more about the concentration areas for Master’s and doctoral degree preparation. To make an appointment for a visit contact Stephanie Townsend.