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About Utah CEC

The Utah Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is a community of educators and partners in learning dedicated to advancing the success of students with exceptionalities in Utah. 

CEC is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of children and youth with disabilities and/or gifts and talents, internationally renowned for its expertise and leadership, working collaboratively with strategic partners to ensure that all students are valued and fully participating members of society. As a diverse and vibrant professional community, CEC is a trusted voice in shaping education practice and policy.

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Mission Statement

The Utah Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) are a network of Utah professionals, families, and community members advancing the welfare and education of children and youth with exceptionalities through professional development, political advocacy, and collaboration.

Become a Special Educator in Utah With One of These Great Utah-Based Programs

Brigham Young University

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Southern Utah University

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University of Utah

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Utah State University

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Weber State University

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Western Governers University

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Westminster College

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*Utah CEC does not specifically endorse any one program or university.  Rather, this list is to show options of accredited programs to prepare to become a special education teacher. 

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