Graduate Student Membership
Welcome to the field of special education! We’re glad you’re here.
Enjoy a comprehensive membership benefits package that supports your educational goals and gives you access to current and emerging topics in special education, tools and resources, online learning, and so much more.
Graduate Student members are:
- Currently enrolled in a graduate program; or
- Working in the field of special education while pursuing an advanced degree
CEC membership is effective one year from joining.
Can't join online? Click here to download an application.
Connect, collaborate, and share knowledge with fellow special educators on CEC’s virtual community.
Stay up-to-date with complimentary subscriptions to CEC’s professional journals, TEACHING Exceptional Children and Exceptional Children. Plus, access CEC’s online learning library with leading research and guidance on important special education topics.
Money Saving Discounts
Receive a significantly reduced registration rate for the CEC Convention and access to discounts on professional liability insurance through Forrest T. Jones & Co.
Connect with peers near you through local and regional meetups through your local CEC group with events, resources, , and more.
Information on Trends
Stay on top of issues in special education with our weekly newsletters, Special Education TODAY and Policy Insider, delivered straight to your inbox.
Discounted Division Membership
Network and gain deeper insights into topics within a specific area of special education. Most divisions offer low-cost membership for student members.
Check Out CEC's Resources for Students
CEC’s Graduate Student Membership is designed to support students that are currently employed in the field of special education in any way. If you have graduated or are not pursuing a degree, please visit our Early Career Professional Membership website to learn about your available membership options.
*Complimentary Student Educator Professional Liability Insurance policies are not available for Graduate Student Memberships. Our partner, Forrest T. Jones & Company, offers competitive pricing on a wide range of additional insurance products. To learn more, contact Forrest T. Jones & Company at https://www.ftj.com/products/detail/181. Please note: CEC is unable to advise on insurance products; all questions must be directed to Forrest T. Jones & Company.