Application Information

Thank you for your interest in serving in a leadership position for the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).  The Student Representatives to the Representative Assembly (RA) represent the voice of CEC student members in the RA. The RA, CEC’s membership advisory body, includes two representatives from each state/provincial unit, division and the student membership. It provides input to the Board on issues related to strategic direction, professional and public policies, and other issues impacting the field of special education.

Student Representatives are elected by the student members to a two-year term (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2023).

The Student Representatives also serve on the CEC Student and Early Career Committee throughout their term. Responsibilities include participating in periodic conference calls of the Student and Early Career Committee throughout the year and attending the Student Committee meeting and the RA meeting during the annual Convention & Expo. Expenses to attend the Student and Early Career Committee meeting and related activities, and the RA meeting at the annual Convention & Expo, are covered by CEC.

Please carefully read and follow the directions below; you are unable to be considered as a possible candidate unless all steps in the application process have been completed. 
Applicants must:
  • Complete the Application Form. Please follow the word limits set for each section. Incomplete forms will not be accepted.
  • Upload a digital photograph to be used if you are selected as a candidate. A professional photograph is not necessary; a clear digital photograph will suffice.
  • Upload a vita/resume.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  12:00 pm Eastern, May 11, 2021. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.