The primary goal of the Department of Specialized Education Services is to prepare professionals for diverse roles in working with individuals with disabilities and other exceptional needs across the life span in a variety of community and educational environments. Programs in the department emphasize the delivery of services in integrated settings, with a focus on interdisciplinary and interagency collaboration. Upon graduation students are prepared for leadership roles in special education that enable them to assume positions such as consultant, teacher, community college teacher, special services administrator, and advocate. All department programs are fully accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. Graduate study in the Department of Specialized Education Services may lead to the degree of Master of Education. The MEd in Special Education: General Curriculum requires 30 semester hours for students licensed in special education (Option 1) and 33 semester hours for student licensed in another area of education but not special education (Option 2). Both options lead to eligibility for advanced licensure in General Curriculum. At least 27 hours in the program of study must be in 600 level courses.