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HECSE : Mission Last Updated: Aug 31st, 2006 - 16:01:19


HECSE Mission
By HECSE
Oct 7, 2005, 16:40

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The Higher Education Consortium for Special Education was established in 1976 in order to pursue the following mission:

The Higher Education Consortium for Special Education (HECSE - pronounced HECK-SEE) is a private, non-profit organization representing special education leadership personnel preparation programs at institutions of higher education throughout the United States. Member colleges and universities offer comprehensive graduate-level academic programs, including those that prepare doctoral students.

HECSE's primary mission is to serve its member schools by seeking solutions to challenges unique to college and university programs involved in the preparation of special education leadership personnel. These solutions include, but are not limited to:

the exchange of information and ideas unique to comprehensive special education personnel preparation programs, in general, and doctoral preparation programs, in particular,

renewal of its members through a variety of professional development and dissemination activities, and

professional advocacy for academic programs offered by its members.

The goal of HECSE initiatives is to facilitate continuous improvement in the quality of doctoral programs offered by member institutions.

HECSE also stands ready to provide information to Congress, representatives of federal agencies, and others who are making policy decisions related to the preparation of special education doctoral students. Data can be provided about the number and nature of doctoral preparation programs, students currently enrolled, recent graduates, faculty demographics, and other supply-and-demand variables related to special education leadership personnel.

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