The area of Special Education (SPED) offers a Master of Education(M.Ed.) degree for the advanced preparation of personnel to serve children,youth, and adults who have disabilities. The program offers three (3)concentrations. Early Childhood Special Education Concentration - This area of emphasis is designed to prepare individuals to teach young children (birth - 5 years) with disabilities and to work effectively with their families. This concentration prepares candidates for Tennessee licensure in early childhood special education.