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 28,000 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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CEC calls for end to racial, ethnic disparities in special ed
CRPD moves to Senate floor
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New teachers Adrien, Ann-Bailey, Robert and Lisa are sharing their experiences as new teachers.
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