Educational & Clinical Studies

The Department of Educational & Clinical Studies is designed and dedicated to prepare professionals for specialized services in schools, community agencies, and higher education settings. Our undergraduate and graduate students participate in coursework and clinical experiences that contain a solid theoretical and practical knowledge base in the areas of research design and implementation, teaching, and the provision of mandated services at the community, state, and national level. The faculty produces new knowledge concerning critical educational and clinical issues through original research and scholarly inquiry. We promote and embrace the concept of cultural diversity and we affirm our commitment to the ethical standards of our respective disciplines. The department will maintain professional accreditation in Counseling, Early Childhood, English Language Learner Programs, and Special Education. Through external funding (national and state grants), the creation of sustainable research labs, and publication of our research in ranked scholarly journals, department faculty contribute to the scientifically based literature across all the professional areas represented in the department.


Department News & Events

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Special Education and Early Childhood Masters Comprehensive Exam Application

Application Due Date: September 15 **strictly enforced**. Applications are available online.

Exam Date: Friday, October 21 from 4-8 pm.

* Deadlines will be strictly enforced. *

The Special Education and Early Childhood Masters Comprehensive Exam Study Guides will be available soon.

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Field Experience Orientation Dates & Times

EDSP 481 Students: There will be no scheduled orientation. Report to the first day of scheduled class
EDSP 487/ECE 483 Students: Orientation will be on Monday, August 22 in CEB 133 at 10:30am
EDSP 491/ECE 491/ECE 780 Students: Orientation will be on Monday, August 22 in CEB 133 at 9:00am. You will be expected to report to your assigned schools on Wednesday, August 24.
ESP 737i Students: Orientation will take place on the first night of class.
* Attendance at orientation is mandatory.

HED Talks

Educational and Clinical Services Department Debuts a Series of Lectures and Interactive Sessions for Human Services Professionals.

Rodman Scholars: Preparing the Next Generation

In Fall 2014, the College of Education became the recipient of the largest single endowment to the university in the amount of $12.9 million by the late Kitty Rodman, a longtime supporter of the university and the community. Per Ms. Rodman's request, the funds are to support scholarships and graduate fellowships for UNLV students pursuing careers in special education.

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Attention Counselor Education Students Who Are Graduating

Students applying for May or August graduation of 2016 can now apply to take the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE). Students must inform their advisor of their intent to take the exam by November 11th. The exam will be administered Saturday, January 23rd, from 8am to 12pm. The location for the examination will be announced the first week of January.

Any study materials for this exam can be accessed at the following link: http://www.nbcc.org/Exam


Department Chair - John Filler, Ph.D.
Email: jfiller@unlv.nevada.edu
Phone: 702-895-1105
Office: CEB 118A

Graduate Coordinator - Cori More, Ph.D.
Email: cori.more@unlv.edu
Phone: 702-895-3271
Office: CEB 123

Early Childhood Education and Undergraduate Human Services Program Coordinator - Jeffrey Gelfer, Ph.D.
Email: gelfer@unlv.nevada.edu
Phone: 702-895-1327
Office: CEB 119A

Special Education Program Coordinator - Joseph Morgan, Ph.D.
Email: joseph.morgan@unlv.edu
Phone: 702-895-3329
Office: CEB 125

Counselor Education Program Coordinator - Shannon Smith, Ph.D.
Email: shannon.smith@unlv.edu
Phone: 702-895-5095
Office: CEB 153

English Language Learning Program Coordinator - Tracy Spies, Ph.D.
Email: tracy.spies@unlv.edu
Phone: 702-895-1849
Office: CEB 122

Doctoral Program Coordinator - Kyle Higgins, Ph.D.
Email: higgins@unlv.nevada.edu
Phone: 702-895-1102
Office: CEB 120


UNLV Department of Educational & Clinical Studies
Carlson Education Building
Department Office CEB 118
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Box #453014
Las Vegas, NV. 89154-3014
Telephone: 702-895-3205
Fax: 702-895-0984