As the recognized leader for special education professional standards, CEC develops standards, ethics and practices and guidelines to ensure that individuals with exceptionalities have access to well-prepared, career-oriented special educators.
Through the vision and dedication of more than 27,000 members, CEC sets the standard for high quality education for children and youth with exceptionalities. And, CEC is known as THE source for information, resources and professional development for special educators.
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You’ll find professional development offerings to meet the needs of all special educators – including those of you who are time-crunched, cost-conscious or in need of CEUs in order to meet state obligations. Please join us and invite others to engage the potential!
CEC publishes and distributes products designed to help practitioners work more effectively in the classroom. Learn more about CEC's publications and journals.
Special Education Topics includes information about the different exceptionality areas; international special education; hot topics in special education; and professional practice topics such as assessment, evidence-based practices and inclusion.
CEC offers a comprehensive benefits package, including education reimbursement and a recognition program.
For more information, please see our Benefits Overview.
The Council for Exceptional Children is an equal opportunity and nondiscriminatory employer on the basis of race; color; national origin; ancestry; age; gender; disability; marital status; and religious, political or sexual orientation. Applications from minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged.
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