Welcome to the Higher Education Consortium for Special Education!

We have been the primary advocates for the interests of institutions of higher education with personnel preparation, leadership preparation, and research programs in special education since 1982.

Our member institutions are major universities with national reputations for preparing teachers, related service providers, administrators, teacher educators, and researchers. Their faculty members are known for their excellence in teaching, research and service in special education and related services.

We hope you will find the information on this site interesting and helpful and we invite you to join our advocacy efforts.

HECSE as an organization supports its members in engaging in dialogue with national leaders in both houses of the Congress of the United States, in federal agencies that oversee research and training programs related to education and human services, and in professional organizations and advocacy groups that focus on topics and issues in special education and disability services.