ERIC Number: ED439545
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
What Every Special Educator Must Know: The Standards for the Preparation and Licensure of Special Educators. Fourth Edition.
Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.
This document presents revised comprehensive standards and guidelines for the preparation and certification of special educators and for practice as special educators, developed by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). Section 1 provides CEC's Code of Ethics and Standards for Professional Practice for Special Education. Section 2 presents CEC's International Standards for Entry into Professional Practice and for Continuing Professional Growth. It contains a curriculum-referenced licensing and program accreditation framework recommended for licensing of entry-level professionals in special education. Guidelines for mentoring and for continuing practice in the profession are also included. Section 3 contains the knowledge and skill standards that special education preparation programs use for developing and evaluating their programs and that CEC uses for the national accreditation process. The last section contains the profession's Knowledge and Skill Standards. Skill standards are also included for paraeducators, career/transition specialists, educational diagnosticians, and special education administrators. Appendices include summaries of the history of special education and professional standards, and a self-evaluation instrument designed for use by students of special education to evaluate their progress in learning knowledge and skills. (CR)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Administrators, Beginning Teachers, Clinical Diagnosis, Codes of Ethics, Diagnostic Tests, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Mentors, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Preschool Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Standards, Teacher Certification, Teacher Competencies, Teaching Skills, Transitional Programs
Council for Exceptional Children, CEC Publications, 1920 Association Dr., Dept. K0032, Reston, VA 20191-1589 (Stock No. R5371, $16; CEC members $11.20). Tel: 888-232-7733 (Toll-Free); Fax: 703-264-9494; Web site: http://www.cec.sped.org.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.