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.
Perhaps the most helpful resource for both program reviewers and developers is the CEC Program Recognition FAQ, a collection of the most frequently asked questions by both reviewers and developers.
CEC offers multiple Program Report Developer Technical Supports, including:
Following are the materials from the CEC Developer's Resource Manual.
21 Report Section II: Delineating Program Based Performance Assessments
23 Report Section III Initial CEC Preparation Standards
24 Report Section III Advanced CEC Preparation Standards
25 Advanced Standards Alignment Worksheet
26 Standards Major Elements Program Assessments Alignment
31 Assessment 2, Special Education Content Knowledge Comprehensive Exam
32 Assessment 5, Behavior Change Project
33 Assessment 6, IEP IFSP Portfolio Artifact
34 Assessment 8 Assistive Technology Project
35 Assessment 8 Assessment Worksample
43 Attributes of a Quality Rubric
62 A1DG CEC Option A Developer Guidelines
62 A1IG CEC Option A Initial Program Developer Guidelines
62 A2IF CEC Option A Initial Program Report Form
62 A2AG CEC Option A Advanced Program Developer Guidelines
62 A2AF CEC Option A Advanced Program Form
62 B1 CEC Option B Initial Program Developer Guidelines
62 B2 CEC Option B Advanced Program Developer Guidelines
65 CEC Program Report Template on AIMS
68 CEC Developer Guidelines for Response to Conditions Reports
CEC Program Recognition FAQ