CEC is YOUR Professional Organization
CEC is the leading voice for special and gifted education. Through
the vision and dedication of its nearly 45,000 members, CEC sets the
standard for high quality education for children and youth with
exceptionalities. The Council ensures the needs of children and youth
with exceptionalities are met in educational legislation, establishes
professional standards for the field, and develops initiatives to
improve special education practice. And, CEC is known as THE source for
information, resources, and professional development for special
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Provides all the benefits of Professional membership at a special
student rate. Student members must be a full-time student at an
accredited college or university or a part-time student who is not
engaged in full-time employment as a certified professional in the field
Students can get one million dollars in liability insurance during their pre-service training for only $25.
Members can call at 888-232-7733 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to change address.
CEC Member Benefits
Join the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and share in the
richness of the CEC experience. Get the training, resources, and
peer-to-peer support you need to meet today's new challenges in special
education with confidence and greater competence and make a difference
for exceptional children.
As a CEC member, you'll access:
Stay on the cutting edge with the high-impact, up-to-the-minute information you receive from CEC's member publications:
- TEACHING Exceptional Children —
actionable and useful articles to teach and administer programs for
children with disabilities and/or who are gifted (6 issues per year).
- Exceptional Children — original
research on the education and development of children with
exceptionalities in practical terms that you can bring into your
classroom (4 issues per year).
- CEC Today — member newsletter keeps you up-to-date on professional and legal developments (6 issues per year, online).
Books, Media, and Training
CEC's articles, books, videos, and CD-ROMS cover the entire agenda of
social, legal, and educational issues of children with exceptionalities.
Our resource catalog is crammed with resources and materials
specifically for special educators.