Early Career Professional Resources
Navigating your first years teaching can be quite a challenge. From learning your new role to understanding how to best support your students, we have the resources to help you get started confidently.
Hear From Your (Future) Peers and Colleagues
CEC celebrated 100th anniversary in 2022 and we’re celebrating by sharing 100 stories from teachers just like you! Hear about the power of being a special educator and their passion for working with children with disabilities.
April 14, 2022
Brittany Boeset is in her second year teaching in rural Iowa. She graduated with a Bachelors in Special Education from Buena Vista University and is currently teaching level 2/3 (mild/moderate) special education in a self-contained classroom at Storm Lake Elementary. Read more >
January 27, 2022
Tim McCammon is a teacher that champions all students and whose leadership is renowned throughout his school district. As well as being a Special Education Resource Teacher in an Autism Spectrum Disorder classroom, he is a leader and developer of an after-school skills development program. Read more >
November 24, 2021
After retiring from KCPS, Lanny Lewis joined Grain Valley School District teaching math and science courses in the resource and co-teaching classrooms at the high school level. He loves working with kids and supporting them in academics and personal growth. Read more >
Other Ways to Get a Jump Start
The Survival Guide for New Special Education Teachers
Since its first publication, The Survival Guide for New Special Education Teachers has helped novice teachers bridge the gap between training and classroom practice. This...
A Teacher’s Guide to Special Education
Despite the prevalence of students with disabilities in the general education classroom, few teachers receive training on how to meet these students’ needs or how...
What Really Works With Exceptional Learners
Teachers in today’s classrooms work with a diverse group of students, including many who have special education needs, and are often pressed to know a...
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Last Updated: 8 August, 2022