CEC/CEC-PD Mentoring Program

The CEC/CEC-PD Mentoring Program pairs CEC Student members with mentors who are seasoned professionals in Special Education.  The program is designed to provide support and technical assistance during students’ pre-service training (Junior and Senior years), student teaching experiences, graduate studies, and during the time of transition from student to early-career status.

Are you interested in applying to the Mentoring Program for the 2015-2016 School Year? 

Students - Apply Now!

Students interested in working with a mentor are invited to join the Mentoring Program now. All participants must be current CEC members. Remember, Students receive a 20% discount on all CEC membership options! Join CEC or renew your membership now.

**Student applications must be completed no later than 12pm (EDT) on Thursday, October 1, 2015. You will be notified of your application status within 2-3 weeks of submission.

Student Chapters

Chapter applications for the 2015-2016 CEC/CEC-PD Mentoring Program are now closed. If you missed the application period and are still interested in participating this year, please contact Judy Harrison at judyh@cec.sped.org. Chapters selected to participate will be assigned slots for approx. 5-10 student members to be mentored. Only active CEC Student Chapters, officially recognized by their CEC State/Provincial Unit, are eligible to apply. The Chapter’s Faculty Advisor must be a current CEC Member.


Mentor applications for the 2015-2016 CEC/CEC-PD Mentoring Program are now closed. All CEC Members (who are not students, and have at least five years of professional experience as special/gifted educators) are eligible to join the Mentoring Program as mentors. Please watch this space for next year's applications.

Resources for Mentors, Chapter Faculty Advisors, and Mentees

Please download the CEC/CEC-PD Mentoring Program Guide for information about program roles, responsibilities, tips on achieving a successful mentorship experience, CEC contact information and more.

Have questions?

Please contact Judy Harrison, at judyh@cec.sped.org or (703) 264-9433 with any questions regarding the Mentoring Program.