The Department of Counseling and Special Education
The bachelor program of special education was established in the studying year 1999/2000. While the program of counseling and mental health was established in the studying year 2000/2001, additionally, the master program of educational and psychological counseling was founded in 2000/2001. At the same time, all of these majors were related to the department of psychology department, which was consist of (6) faculty members in the field of counseling and special education, five of them have the Ph.Ds qualifications and one has a master degree. Now the department consists of (18) Ph.Ds faculty members and one faculty member at the level of master. Moreover, the higher diploma program of learning disabilities was established at the beginning of the studying year 2010/2011, furthermore, teaching of Ph.D program in educational and psychological counseling was started at the beginning of 2014/ 2015. The department has ambition to open the master program of special education, the total number of bachelor students in the counseling and mental health specialization are (352) while there number in the special education are (220), at the level of master, the number of students in counseling are (85), while the number of Ph.D students are (42).