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 30,000 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.
Join as a new member
Renew your membership
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 11 2012, a collection of the most frequently asked questions by both reviewers and developers.
CEC offers multiple Program Report Developer Technical Supports, including:
Following is the materials from the CEC Developer's Resource Manual.
10 2013 04 Program Report Developer and Reviewer Powerpoint
21 Report Section II Delineating ProgramBased Performance Assessments
23 Report Section III Revised INITIAL CEC Preparation Standards
24 Report Section III Revised ADVANCED CEC Preparation Standards
25 Advanced Standards Alignment Worksheet
26 Content Standards Major Elements Program Assessments Alignment
31 Assessment 2 Special Education Content Knowledge Comprehensive Exam 11 2011
32 Assessment 5 Behavior Change Project 11 2011
33 Assessment 6 IEP IFSP Portfolio Artifact 11 2011
34 Assessment 8 Assistive Technology Project 11 2011
35 Assessment 8 Assessment Worksample 11 2011
41 Content Standards Major Element Rubric Table
43 Attributes of a Quality Rubric
44 Wheres the Beef
51 Assessment Report Data 04 2012
52 Other Data Table Exemples 04 2012
53 NCATE Program Developer Data Guidelines
54 NCATE Guidelines for Course Grades
61 NCATE Unit Standards
610 NCATE Program Reviewer Decision Guidelines
611 NCATE Programs to be Submitted Guidelines
612 NCATE Program Report Options
62 A1 CEC Option A Initial Program Developer Guidelines
62 A1 CEC Option A Developer Guidelines 04 2012
62 A2 CEC Option A Advanced Program Developer Guidelines
62 A2 CEC Option A Advanced Program Form
62 A2 CEC Option A Initial Program Report Form
62 B1 CEC Option B Initial Program Developer Guidelines
62 B2 CEC Option B Advanced Program Developer Guidelines
62 C CEC Option C Program Developer Guidelines
62 C1 CEC Option C Initial Program Developer Guidelines
62 C2 CEC Option C Advanced Program Developer Guidelines
65 CEC Program Report Template on AIMS
67 CEC Procedure for Reviewing Option C Program Reports 09 2011
68 CEC Developer Guidelines for Response to Conditions Reports
69 CEC Reviewer Scoring Guides and Rubrics 03 29 2012
72 CEC Program Reviewer Policy 08 2011
73 CEC Program Reviewer Application
CEC Program Recognition FAQ 11 26 2012