Small Special Education Programs Caucus (SSEPC)

Small Special Education Programs Caucus (SSEPC)

The Small Special Education Programs Caucus (SSEPC) is an organization devoted to helping support faculty who work in small special education programs at colleges and universities. Members also include educators who work in state departments of education, as well as educators who are employed in the private sector.

Members of SSEPC collaborate with each other in joint professional development activities, and conduct research activities aimed at investigating issues related to working in small programs. Information regarding small programs is disseminated through Caucus activities.

For more information about the Small Special Education Programs Caucus, please contact the Chair, Dr. Amy Stevens


The Goals of SSEPC are:

To identify the unique qualities of small special education personnel preparation programs;

To address the unique needs of small special education personnel programs;

To facilitate training activities which will enhance the knowledge and skills of faculty members in small special education personnel preparation programs;

To facilitate information sharing among special education personnel preparation programs;

To promote interprofessional support, collaboration, and linkage for the professional growth and improvement of faculty members in small special education personnel preparation programs;

To facilitate and promote cooperation among small college special education personnel preparation programs and federal, state, and local education agencies;

To facilitate support for innovation and development efforts by small special education personnel preparation programs;

To communicate with various federal and state education agencies, national professional special education organizations, and various national and regional accreditation agencies; and

To promote and support the activities and policies of the Teacher Education Division and the Council for Exceptional Children in regard to special education personnel preparation.

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Membership
:  All members of the Teacher Education Division (TED), the Council for Exceptional Children, are eligible to be active within the Caucus. Events and activities, however, will be of particular interest to TED members in small programs at public and/or private institutions of higher education. For clarification purposes, a small program is defined as a program that employs seven or fewer full-time faculty members and does not have a doctoral program. 

Meetings: Each year the Caucus will have at least two general meetings. These meetings will be held in conjunction with the annual TED Conference and the national Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children. Special meetings may be convened upon a unanimous decision be the officers of the caucus. All members attending meetings will constitute a quorum and Roberts Rules of Order will be followed.