Established in 1999, the Department of Special Education at Seoul National University introduced its first master’s program in 2000 and doctoral program in 2001. At present,  Special Education Department offers academic programs in and closely collaborates for its master’s and doctoral programs with the Department of Education at the College of Education, the Department of Social Work at the College of Social Sciences, and the Department of Psychology at the College of Social Sciences of Seoul National University. The main objective of the Department is to educate and cultivate the future leaders in the field of Special Education, inclusive of educational and professional development for the Special Education faculties domestic and abroad, in order to enrich the true spectrum of the field of Special Education at both national and global level for its advancement.