CEC Knowledge and Skill Speciality Sets Survey


CEC is currently engaged in the process of updating its Professional Practice Standards, which are used to inform preparation programs, national accreditation organizations, and licensing agencies. 

You may also know many Special Interest Divisions, including DCDT, produce Knowledge and Skill Specialty Sets that reflect different disability areas, different state license structures, and the many advanced roles fulfilled by special educators in particular transition specialists. 
In fact, you may have been a part of the DCDT process when we developed the CEC Advanced Special Education Transition Specialist K & S set as we involved a great number of our members. 

The purpose of this survey is to determine how and by which audiences the CEC Knowledge and Skills Specialty Sets are currently being used, beyond the scope of the CEC/CAEP preparation program accreditation process.  

This information is important for both CEC and DCDT as we determine how best to utilize the specialty sets in particular the Advanced Special Education Transition Specialist. In addition CEC and DCDT would like to develop supporting content that will best serve practitioners, complement CEC's next generation of Professional Practice Standards, and move the field of career development and transition forward.
Please take a few minutes to access the survey and more information regarding the validation process. The survey should take no more than 10-15 minutes to complete. The survey needs to be completed by August 8.  

We encourage you to share the link with other colleagues, even those who are not DCDT or CEC members! We want to make sure that the Transition Specialist set best represents the needs of the field. 
DCDT thanks you for taking a few minutes to complete this very important survey.  


Are you a Secondary Special Educator?
You are invited to participate in a research survey
You are being asked to participate in this study because you are a member of the Division on Career Development and Transition and show an interest in transition for students with disabilities. The purpose of this study is to explore the relation between transition specific professional development and the ways it may impact secondary special educators' knowledge and self-efficacy surrounding the use evidence-based transition practices. The information we learn from participants in this study may help us better understand how to help them learn how to be successful when providing transition services to students with disabilities to optimize transition outcomes. 
We anticipate the survey should take 15 minutes to complete. The survey is confidential and your answers will not be linked to you as an individual. Your participation is voluntary and there are no risks associated with participating in this study. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Lauren Bruno (puglial@mymail.vcu.edu) or LaRon Scott (scottla2@vcu.edu).
Link for Participation: https://goo.gl/forms/lwyKTOSFHEePbS9r2  
Thank you in advance for your consideration for participation,
Lauren Bruno & Dr. LaRon Scott
Department of Counseling and Special Education
Lauren Bruno, M.Ed., Special Education
Virginia Commonwealth University
Graduate Assistant and Doctoral Student
Department of Counseling and Special Education  


LaRon A. Scott, Ed.D., B.C.S.E.
Assistant Professor of Special Education
Virginia Commonwealth University
(804) 828-6556