ERIC Number: EJ1058013
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
Educators' Perspectives: Survey on the 2009 CEC Advanced Content Standards
Othman, Lama Bergstrand; Kieran, Laura; Anderson, Christine J.
Learning Assistance Review, v20 n1 p31-46 Spr 2015
Educators who pursue an advanced degree or certification in special education must learn and master the Advanced Content Standards as set forth by the Council for Exceptional Children. These six content standards were validated by the CEC to guide educators through the process of assuming an advanced role in special education teaching or administration. The standards pertain to the knowledge and skills across six categories: Leadership and Policy, Program Development and Organization, Research and Inquiry, Individual and Program Evaluation, Professional Development and Ethical Practice, and Collaboration. Moreover, these standards are used in the evaluation of advanced preparation programs in a partnership process with the National Council for the Accreditation of Teachers Education (NCATE) (CEC, 2009). Therefore, these standards are a vital part of advanced teacher training. Universities need to thoroughly prepare their students to understand and apply the principles within each of the Advanced Content Standards.
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Special Education, Teacher Education, Surveys, Special Education Teachers, Rural Education, Urban Education, Professional Development, Teaching Experience, Teacher Characteristics, Conferences (Gatherings), Correlation
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