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 22,000 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.
The resources below are provided to help unit and division volunteer leadership teams be successful. Some items are specific to CEC but can be adapted for unit/division use. This page will be a perpetual work in progress and, as more resources are identified, they will be posted. If you have suggestions for additional resources, or items you would like to share with other units and divisions, we welcome your ideas and content. Please contact Bryan Reynolds, Membership and Database Manager, or Sharon Rodriguez, Executive Services and Governance Coordinator.
Bylaws - Sample Template
Disclaimer for Information
Ethics, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest
Executive Director Contract Guidelines
Leadership Finance & Operations Guide 2019
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Media and Public Relations Guidelines
Membership Applications: Individual and District
Membership Application: Canadian
Membership Categories Comparison
Meeting Materials Request Form
Representative Assembly FAQ
Service Fees to Units and Divisions
Website Terms and Conditions
Whistle Blower and Informant Protection Policy
Start Up Information
Bylaws Checklist for Division Approval
Charter to be Issued by a Division
Officer Information Form
Chapter Start Up and Reactivation Instructions
Creating or Reactivating a CEC Student Chapter Toolkit
Chapter Bylaws Checklist & Template
Student Chapter Bylaws Template
Membership Transfer Form