How to Publish with CEC

The CEC publications program is designed to support CEC’s mission through a variety of print and non-print channels. At its foundation are the seven areas that comprise the CEC Standards for professional preparation and practice:

  1. Learner development and individual learning differences,
  2. Learning environments,
  3. Curricular content knowledge,
  4. Assessment,
  5. Instructional planning and strategies,
  6. Professional learning and ethical practice, and
  7. Collaboration.

CEC publishes and distributes products designed to help practitioners work more effectively in the classroom. This focus encompasses discussions and applications of proven teaching methods and strategies, curricular materials, pre-service and in-service training materials, techniques for working with particular populations of students, assessment materials, analyses of emerging trends and issues, special education policy materials, and other products that facilitate effective teaching and administration. Many of CEC’s publications are used as textbooks or supplemental texts in pre-service and in-service training. Our editorial calendar is developed based on continual evaluation of concerns and issues in the field and annual surveying of the CEC membership.

Manuscripts or other media that are considered for publication by CEC are subject to peer review. Peer and staff reviewers look for accuracy, utility, attention to cultural and linguistic diversity, focus on appropriate target audience, and market potential.

Interested in learning more? Contact our Publications Manager at 703-264-9466 or send an e-mail to for further information or to submit a proposal.


Publishing in CEC Journals

Information on submitting journal articles to Teaching Exceptional Children or Exceptional Children, can be found below.

Submitting a manuscript to TEACHING Exceptional Children
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Submitting a manuscript to Exceptional Children
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