CEC’s Timeless Core Ideology
Core ideology describes an organization’s consistent identity that transcends all changes related to its relevant environment. Core ideology consists of three notions: core purpose, mission, and core values. Core purpose describes the organization’s reason for being. The mission describes who we are, what we do, and how we do it. Core values are the enduring principles that guide the behavior of the organization.
To improve the success of individuals with exceptionalities.
The Council for Exceptional Children is a professional association of educators dedicated to advancing the success of children with exceptionalities. We accomplish our mission through advocacy, standards, and professional development.
Demonstrated by forward-thinking and courageous decision making dedicated to excellence and influence in an evolving environment
Demonstrated by ethical, responsive behavior, transparency, and accountability
Demonstrated by a commitment to diversity, caring, and respect for the dignity and worth of all individuals
Ratified December 8, 2014, by the Council for Exceptional Children Board of Directors.