Pre-Service Student Membership
Welcome to the field of special education! We’re glad you’re here.
Special education is one of the most rewarding careers and CEC’s Pre-Service Student Membership is designed to grow with you throughout your academic studies. 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. Join as a member now and see how CEC membership can support you from college to retirement.
Pre-Service students are:
- Currently enrolled in either a undergraduate or graduate program; and
- Have not graduated and/or worked as a special education professional.
CEC membership is effective one year from joining.
Can't join online? Click here to download an application.
All Pre-Service Memberships come with a $1 Million Student Educator Professional Liability Insurance policy from our partner, Forrest T. Jones & Company.
Connect, collaborate, and share knowledge with special educators and fellow students on CEC’s virtual community.
Access to our two professional journals, TEACHING Exceptional Children and Exceptional Children with leading research and guidance on important special education topics.
Local and Regional Networking
Enjoy access to local and regional meetups through your local CEC group with events, resources, journals, and more.
Stay on top of issues in special education with our weekly newsletters, Special Education TODAY and Policy Insider, delivered straight to your inbox.
Want to dive into a particular area of interest? Join a Special Interest Division to get deeper insights into topics that matter to you.
Check Out CEC's Resources for Students
CEC’s Pre-Service Student Membership is designed to support students that have not entered the field of special education. If you have or are currently working in special education in any capacity and obtaining a degree, please visit our Graduate Student Membership website to learn about your available membership options.
*All levels of Pre-Service Student membership receive a $1 million Student Educator Professional Liability Insurance policy. Graduate Student memberships do not include the Student Educator Professional Liability Insurance policy. Graduate students may learn more and purchase a policy at www.ftj.com/products/detaillink/181.