Join the Campaign to Share How Your Preparation Program Helped You Become a Great Educator

TED/HECSE/CEC Collaboration

Did you know that policymakers in Washington are thinking about cutting funds for IDEA’s Personnel Preparation Program, a leading source of financial assistance for future special education, local/state leaders, researchers, and related service personnel?

We’re appalled, too!

Join CEC/TED/HECSE to support IDEA’s Personnel Preparation program, which currently supports approximately 8,000 scholars across the nation a year, all of whom are preparing for a career in special education as teachers, local and state leaders, researchers, and related service personnel.

Special education suffers from a decades-long national shortage – there simply aren’t enough special educators.  Tell Congress our federal policies have to invest in special education!

Here are three quick and easy ways to become involved:


 one There’s power in numbers! Sign this letter to Congress and the Obama Administration in support of IDEA’s  Personnel Preparation Program.
 two Email Congress Now!  Use CEC’s Legislative Action Center to send a personal letter.
 three Tell us your story! Email and tell us how your preparation program made you a great special educator.