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Department of Psychology and Education of Exceptional Children

The Department of Psychology and Education of Exceptional Children was established within the University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation sciences (USWR) in 1995. The department is located in USWR in the northern part of Tehran, Iran.

The department is active in teaching theoretical and clinical subjects and also intensely research-active. Therefore, the academic students are engaged in a variety of research activities.

While many students graduated, numerous students are currently studying in our department.  In this world class department, all staff is committed to exemplary professional behavior, collaboration and support.

The department welcomes national and also international students at postgraduate level.

What is Psychology and Education of Exceptional Children?      

Psychology and Education of Exceptional Children is one of the most respected and well recognized majors in psychology. It promotes professional competence in special education by providing knowledge-based theory, practice and research. It enables students to establish the relation between educational theories and practices for developing a curriculum and to meet pupil’s diverse needs.


The Department of Psychology and Education of Exceptional Children aims to promote, maintain and restore mental health and prevent dissatisfaction in people of all ages. We also concerned with optimizing potential ability, mental health, self-helping, independence and quality of life through training, educating, counseling, psychotherapy, and rehabilitation practices. Therefore, we are going to undertake the best practice in education and research in a progressive and supportive environment for both educators and students. Our mission is to introduce students with the latest world knowledge of psychology for children with special needs, to consult, to offer community service, to inform people with inclusion of exceptional children in the society, to perform innovative research, and to connect with similar institutions. Toward achieving the aforementioned vision and mission, our faculty members work incredibly hard to provide excellent research and dynamic education. Throughout this aim we work in collaboration with other universities at national and international levels.


Based on a fully integrated curriculum that combines self-directed learning opportunities with high quality lectures and tutorials, we teach postgraduate students. Graduates will have the opportunity to join the Ph.D. in psychology of exceptional children or aim to get into the new postdoctoral research fellowships.

The department ensures your professionalism and confident practice by delivering psychology training from the beginning of your course till the last day of your study. The students have access to the comprehensive advanced study and clinical training and teaching, rehabilitative centers of the only rehabilitation university in the country and in the region.


Research is the foundation for teaching and clinical practice in psychology and exceptional children education department. Our department has an internationally recognized research program in different areas such as children health, mother’s health, educators’ health and offers postgraduate research degree in psychology and education of exceptional children.

Services We Offer/Clinics

USWR’s Master of psychology and education of exceptional children is a two-year full time course which provides a wide range of clinical and theoretical knowledge to make graduates ready to work in schools, and centers providing psychological, educational, and rehabilitation services, as health care professionals.

Our nationally and internationally recognized faculty members provide you with the highest quality of work experience in different associated centers. These centers include:

Rofeideh Rehabilitation Hospital

Akhavan Rehabilitation Center

Asma Rehabilitation Center

Razi Psychiatric Hospital

Our People

A number of academics and administrative staff are the cornerstone in our department operations. They provide support for students and the program.


Department of Psychology and Education of Exceptional Children, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Koodakyar End Close, Student Blvd., Post Code: 1985713834, Evin, Tehran, Iran

Tel: (+98) 21-22180042

More Information

More information about our programs, staff and services can be found at the following link: http://www.psyedu_exchild.uswr.ac.ir