Continuing to define professional standards

Starting this month, the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), in collaboration with The Association for the Gifted (TAG), will become the Specialized Professional Association (SPA) of record for gifted educator preparation programs, which will allow teacher preparation programs to continue to seek National Recognition through the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP) accreditation process.

For over a decade, CEC, TAG, and the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) have worked collaboratively to develop Standards for the Preparation of Gifted Education Professionals. With this extensive history of being part of gifted standards development, the CEC Board of Directors approved a motion to adopt the Teacher Preparation Standards in Gifted and Talented Education and the National Recognition program administration of these standards during its November meeting.

CEC is proud to support the professional standards for both special and gifted educator preparation, the ongoing partnerships with our colleagues at TAG, NAGC, and the invaluable work of all professionals serving students with exceptionalities, gifts, and talents.

Learn more about CEC’s Standards Development.

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