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JumpStart Program for New and Early-Career Special Educators

Program Overview

Navigating the first few years as a special educator can be tough. Really tough. Don’t panic; prepare yourself to meet the challenges of special education instead. 

CEC’s popular JumpStart Program for New and Early-Career Special Educators is back and better than ever. This completely online program is designed to equip new special educators with the critical information, resources, peer network, and expert guidance needed for success in the 2022-2023 school year. Some of the most renowned subject matter experts in the field will deliver live, dynamic workshops and Q&A sessions on what you need to know to start your special education career successfully.

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How It Works


Begin September 2022


(access for 1 year to all content)


New Special Educations
in their First 3 Years in the Classroom


100% online (live and on-demand)


Instruction, Assessment, Collaboration & More!



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What Do I Get?

  • 4 live, virtual workshops focused on instruction, assessment, collaboration, social/emotional/behavior, and leadership skills with strategies to address challenges in the 2021-2022 school year.
  • Live Q&A with the experts following their workshops so your critical questions can get answered.
  • Access to 8 to 10 on-demand sessions on critical topics for special educators—review what you need, when you need it throughout the year.
  • Curated library of learning resources to supplement the workshop content.
  • A secure, online learning community accessible only to program cohort members, subject matter expert presenters, and CEC staff. 
  • Participants will earn a certificate of completion and verification of up to eight (8) professional development hours (PDHs) upon completion of the program.



  • Registration opens late July 2022
  • Registration closes September 19, 2022
  • Live kickoff session – week of September 26, 2022
  • Access to all on-demand workshops September 26 – June 2023
  • Registration opens September 20, 2022
  • Registration closes in December 2022
  • Live kickoff session TBD
  • Access to all on-demand workshops late-January 2023 – June 2023

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Last Updated:  23 June, 2022

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