The Teacher Education Division (TED) is one of 17 special interest groups of the Council
for Exceptional Children(CEC), the largest
international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with
exceptionalities, including students with disabilities and those identified as gifted. TED works on behalf of
special education teacher educators. Supported primarily by volunteers, TED strives to serve its members through
a variety of activities that include an annual conference, awards, and this Web site. TED also supports
subdivisions in many states.
Every professional educator possesses the knowledge, skills, dispositions, and values to enable students with
exceptional needs to reach their potential.
The Teacher Education Division is a diverse community of professionals who lead and support teacher education on
behalf of students with exceptional needs and their families. We accomplish this through: