CEC’s Mission Statement
The Council for Exceptional Children is a professional association of educators dedicated to advancing the success of children with exceptionalities. We accomplish our mission through advocacy, standards, and professional development.
Our Core Values
Demonstrated by forward-thinking and courageous decision making dedicated to excellence and influence in an evolving environment
Demonstrated by ethical, responsive behavior, transparency, and accountability
Demonstrated by a commitment to diversity, caring, and respect for the dignity and worth of all individuals
Ratified December 8, 2014, by the Council for Exceptional Children Board of Directors.
Penn State Student CEC
Penn State’s student chapter of CEC embodies CEC’s core values in our community and campus. We are a student organization that plans events that engage Penn Staters in inclusively, as well as the outside community.
During our meetings, we plan these events as well as invite speakers who are experts in special education and other areas that affect people with varying abilities.
Our members are future educators, as well as anyone with an interest in making the world a more inclusive place and advocating for people with special needs.