Available through the CEC Learning Library, the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) offers a variety of online learning options to help you improve your practice.
Choose from online events that air live or on-demand events that let you learn on your own schedule.
Whether you’re looking for your own learning opportunities, creating someone else’s professional development plan, or planning for an all-staff in-service, there’s something for you.
In this fully online, on-demand program designed for special education teachers, special education administrators, and building/district administrators, you’ll get evergreen strategies to help enhance the support provided to the paraeducators you work with. With the number of paraeducators working in the K-12 education field not slowing down, CEC enlisted experts in working with paraeducators to provide guidance and resources for teachers and administrators alike.
New Special Educator JumpStart Program
This completely online course was designed to equip new special educators with the strategies, resources, and support they need for the 2021-2022 school year.
Upcoming Online Events
Live virtual events hosted by CEC, based on the topics you request most.
Online Learning FAQs
The CEC Learning Library is your personal online professional development center. You can access all of CEC’s online professional development offerings through this system, including live and recorded webinars and online programs, by logging in with your CEC account.
Manage your own learning history, get professional development hour (PDH) certificates, register for courses, purchase recordings, and more.
CEC members receive access to special content through the system, including CEC Quick Takes and members-only webinars. Premier and Full members have access to additional content, including the full library of recorded webinars.
Check out this video for an overview of the system.
Starting Summer 2020, you can earn PDH credits for attending live webinars, and for any recorded webinars you watch through CEC's Learning Library. Each webinar, course, or program listing tells you how many PDHs you can earn for that item.
You can print your PDH certificates for any item you’ve completed through the “My History” tab. PDHs are only available for the individual who registered for the webinar, course, or program.
As many people can watch a webinar in the same location as you’d like. Only the registrant for the webinar can access the link to the live webinar or the recording, and only that registrant is eligible to receive professional development hours (PDHs) for completing the webinar.
All registrations for online learning can be done through CEC’s Learning Library. All the items available for purchase or registration can be found in the “Catalog” tab.
CEC members have access to exclusive content as part of your membership benefits. Any content included with your membership will show as a $0 option for “purchase.”
To register multiple individuals or pay using a purchase order, contact email@example.com.
After registering for a live webinar, login information to join the live event will be emailed to you. This login will be unique to you and cannot be shared.
Any items you purchase through the CEC Learning Library will automatically show up in the “My Learning” area. You can launch these webinars or courses whenever you’d like. View this video for an overview of the system.
CEC members will have access to exclusive member content through the duration of your membership.
Any other courses or webinars can be accessed for up to one year from the purchase date. Any online programs containing live virtual events will have information about the duration of that course and materials included in the description.