Get Help Preparing for Your Program's NCATE/CEC Accreditation Review

CEC provides technical support to prepare for CEC program recognition in several ways:

Individualized Technical Tele-Support

A CEC consultant sets up a schedule to work with the faculty by conference call to find the best approach for your situation.

Individualized Technical Support

A CEC consultant comes to your campus and works with your faculty, spending as much time as needed to help analyze your programs to find the best approach for your situation.

  • Materials: What Every Special Educator Must Know: Ethics Standards and Guidelines, and CEC Program Developers Resource Manual
  • Cost: $1,800 per day plus consultant travel expenses.
  • Scheduling: Contact CEC Professional Standards at either prostandards@cec.sped.org or 703 264 9408

Specially Scheduled Group Technical Support

Specially scheduled group technical support is usually sponsored by a state TED, AACTE, or the State Education Agency. A CEC representative will provide a group workshop individualized for the unique needs of the group.

  • Materials: What Every Special Educator Must Know: Ethics Standards and Guidelines, and CEC Program Developers Resource Manual
  • Cost: $350 per individual for a minimum of 10 individuals.
  • Scheduling: Contact CEC Professional Standards at either prostandards@cec.sped.org or 703 264 9408

Pre-Convention Workshops

Twice a year, at the CEC Convention and the CEC TED Conference CEC conducts full-day workshops for faculty developing program reports. The CEC Recognition Report Developer Workshop is designed to assist individuals developing Preparation Program Recognition Reports.

Participants learn the components of a performance-based teacher preparation program including:

  • Understanding the CEC program recognition report process and cycle,
  • Discussing the essential elements of a program report.
  • Developing program performance-based assessments
  • Aligning program assessments with major elements of the CEC Content Standards
  • Collecting and analyzing program data on their candidates
  • Using data to analyze current program strengths and weaknesses
  • Presenting aggregated program data
  • Developing the program report
  • Identifying exemplars of program recognition report components, and tips for high quality program recognition reports
  • Identifying resources for further support in developing a program report.

Participants have the opportunity to interact with colleagues and the consultant. and .8 CEC continuing education units.

  • Materials: What Every Special Educator Must Know: Ethics Standards and Guidelines, and CEC Program Developers Resource Manual
  • Cost: $350 for CEC members $450 for non-members
  • Dates: CEC Preconvention Day and CEC TED Preconference Day. For dates see the CEC Convention and CEC TED Conference websites.
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Registration: Register for either at the websites for the CEC Convention and the CEC TED Conference

For more information

E-mail prostandards@cec.sped.org or call 703-264-9408.