Caucuses

Caucuses

Diversity Caucus

The purpose of the Diversity Caucus shall be to:

  1. Make recommendations to the Executive Committee of TED on matters pertaining to diversity issues which relate to special education, teacher education and the profession in the preparation of teachers for student diversity and to the recruitment and retention of faculty and students from under-represented groups.
  2. Implement opportunities for TED members to expand their knowledge base and comprehension related to preparing teachers to work with groups from diverse backgrounds and the recruitment/retention of faculty and students from under-represented groups.
  3. Facilitate collaboration between TED, other divisions of CEC, and other education-related organizations in order to work jointly with these organizations in preparing teachers to work with groups from diverse backgrounds and the inclusion of students with disabilities in general education classes.
  4. Encourage active participation of under represented groups in TED membership and leadership.
  5. Disseminate information and encourage research related to the preparation of teachers to work with groups from diverse backgrounds and the recruitment/retention of faculty and students from under-represented groups.
  6. Make recommendations to other divisions of CEC regarding issues related to the preparation of teachers to work with groups from diverse backgrounds.
  7. Engage in grant writing or other efforts to solicit funding to support the functions of the caucus.

To learn more about the Diversity Caucus, please visit the Diversity Caucus Wiki.

For more information about the Diversity Caucus, please contact the Chair, Dr. Nicole Swoszowski.

Small Special Education Programs Caucus (SSEPC)

The Small Special Education Programs Caucus (SSEPC) is an organization devoted to helping support faculty who work in small special education programs at colleges and universities. Members also include educators who work in state departments of education, as well as educators who are employed in the private sector.

Members of SSEPC collaborate with each other in joint professional development activities, and conduct research activities aimed at investigating issues related to working in small programs. Information regarding small programs is disseminated through Caucus activities.

To learn more about Small Special Education Programs Caucus, please visit SSEPC

For more information about the Small Special Education Programs Caucus, please contact the Chair, Dr. Patti Powell.