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Resource Round-Up for CEC Graduates

We know how hard 2022 graduates worked to get here this year and the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) celebrates you and all you have accomplished. We are so proud of all the amazing graduates who are stepping out to make a difference for children and youth with exceptionalities.

CEC's Board of Directors congratulates you and thanks you for choosing the field of special education.


Check out the resources below designed to help you succeed as you enter the exciting Early Career phase of your professional journey.

CEC Resources for Graduates

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Did you hear about that free upgrade? Yep – new graduates can get a complimentary upgrade to Early Career Full Membership for the remainder of their current membership year! It’s easy; just click the button below to request your upgrade.

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Special Interest Divisions

We’re so excited to welcome you to the field! One of the best ways to connect with your colleagues is through a Special Interest Division. These focused groups give you access to a specialized network of peers, advanced research, additional journals, and the opportunity to take a deep dive into educational areas that reflect your dedicated interests towards helping students with exceptionalities.

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Student Resources Hub

Did you know we have a Student Resources hub just for you? Check out some curated resources and find inspiration in the experienced words and videos from your graduate and pre-service special education peers.


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CEC Honor Cords

Our CEC Honor Cords are officially available in the CEC Store—and you can grab yours just in time for graduation! Get your cords today to show off your pride in the field and make sure to share a photo of you on social media with the hashtag #CECGrad2022 once they arrive.

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CEC Learning Library

From hundreds of on-demand webinars to e-learning programs and more, the CEC Learning Library is your go-to resource for everything you need to learn, determine your professional development (PD) goals, and track your progress.

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Career Center

Browse special education jobs and get help with career coaching, resume writing, referencing checking, and more in CEC's Career Center.


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Interview Hacks

Not sure how to handle tough questions during the interview process? Check out the video series from CEC's Student & Early Career Committee so you don't get caught off guard.

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A Network of Peers

The CECommunity All-Member Forum is an exclusive online space for members to ask questions, share resources, and come together to improve their practice. Visit the CECommunity to tap your fellow special educators and an experienced network for answers and support.

Exceptional Teachers Resource Repository

We launched a new Exceptional Teachers Resource Repository for teachers to support teachers with evidence-based resources that are free to download and use as a CEC member. Explore the available resources to find the perfect tool for your classroom (and then submit your own)!

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Get Involved

In addition to our 18 optional Special Interest Divisions, CEC has regional Units and countless opportunities to get involved. Tap into local events, tailored PD, and more. Plus, create a profile through our Volunteer Square to engage with the CEC network and advance your career!

Posted:  22 March, 2022

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