About

The Elizabethtown College student chapter of CEC, led by the founding board, is currently in development stage on campus.  Current activities include the following:

  • Refining a mission statement
  • Writing a constitution
  • Defining and electing board and committee positions
  • Developing a membership base
If you have questions or are interested in joining this dynamic student group, see Dr. Mize in Nicarry 137, call 601.606.9227, or email mizes@etown.edu
Top Ten Reasons to Join CEC!

There are many advantages to membership including these top ten reasons to get involved with CEC:

As a CEC member, you’ll access:

CEC Publications
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.

Career Development
CEC’s continuing education programs, including the CEC Annual Convention & Expo, provide groundbreaking information, state-of-the-art resources, and new ways of reaching students. CEC also provides you with essential training programs, materials, planning, and continuing education opportunities.

Advocacy and Support
CEC members are an integral part of CEC’s advocacy efforts for the rights of children and youth with exceptionalities, as well as the special needs of the educators who serve them. CEC is a major voice in Congress, the courts, and the U.S. Department of Education. CEC has launched a comprehensive program to make the educational community and the public aware of teacher shortages and special education teaching conditions. No other organization is more active — or more effective.

Special Interest Divisions
Join one or more of the 17 CEC special interest divisions to tailor your participation to your particular area(s) of expertise. Each division publishes journals and newsletters, sponsors conferences and other professional development activities, facilitates political action on issues that directly affect your practice and interests, and provides unique networking opportunities to bring you closer with experts and your professional peers.

Peer Networking and Leadership Opportunities
CEC’s 17 special-interest divisions, 59 state/provincial units, and hundreds of local chapters make you part of the most extensive network of professional special educators in existence today. CEC provides a wide range of opportunities for members to serve in leadership positions at the local, state/provincial, and international levels.

Up-to-the-Minute Access via the Web
At the CEC Web site, you’ll get the latest updates on news in special education, participate in CEC’s blogs and other social media, join or renew your membership, register for professional development events, and order books and other quality resources.

Discounts on Educational Resources
CEC members enjoy savings of up to 30% on all CEC publications and professional development events, including the CEC Annual Convention & Expo.

CEC’s Online Job Board
Register your resume, view special education job postings, and apply for jobs — all on CEC’s Online Job Board, the only job board devoted exclusively to special education.

Professional Liability and Other Insurance
Enjoy protection from the high costs of lawsuits due to your activities as an education professional. The Educators Professional Liability Plan is available in limits of $1 million and $2 million. Full-time and part-time professional employees in the education field are eligible for this plan as well as paraprofessionals and related services personnel. Apply online or call 800/821-7303.

Student members preparing for employment and performing educational duties under the supervision of a licensed educator can purchase an individual $1 million policy for an annual premium of only $25. The policy is the same as that offered to professional members, but does not include job protection benefits. Apply online or call 800/821-7303.

 

 

 

 

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