CEC Accreditation Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
The Council for Exceptional Children accredits programs leading to licensure and/or programs in support of special educators at the graduate and undergraduate levels within the United States and its territories and within U.S. based institutions operating abroad.
Yes. Each set of CEC Standards include a field and clinical experience standard and is included in the accreditation expectations.
The commission plans to require proof of regional accreditation in order for a program to be eligible to pursue CEC Accreditation. The Accreditation Commission will review this requirement periodically to determine feasibility of accrediting programs that are not part of an IHE.
No, CEC Standards are designed for bachelor’s level or higher programs only.
No. To help keep accreditation costs accessible to programs there will not be a physical site visit or other travel related expenses for CEC Accreditation.