DEC ADVANCED SPECIALTY SET:
EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION/EARLY INTERVENTION
PREPARATION STANDARD 6
PROFESSIONAL LEARNING & ETHICAL PRACTICE
6.0 Special education specialists use foundational knowledge of the field and professional Ethical Principles and Practice Standards to inform special education practice, engage in lifelong learning, advance the profession, and perform leadership responsibilities to promote the success of professional colleagues and individuals with exceptionalities.
6.1 A comprehensive understanding of the history of special education, legal policies, ethical standards, and emerging issues informs special education specialist leadership.
6.2 Special education specialists model high professional expectations and ethical practice, and create supportive environments that safeguard the legal rights and improve outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities and their families
6.3 Special education specialists model and promote respect for all individuals and facilitate ethical professional practice.
6.4 Special education specialists actively participate in professional development and learning communities to increase professional knowledge and expertise.
6.5 Special education specialists plan, present, and evaluate professional development focusing on effective and ethical practice at all organizational levels.
6.6 Special education specialists actively facilitate and participate in the preparation and induction of prospective special educators.
6.7 Special education specialists actively promote the advancement of the profession.
CEC Special Education Early Childhood Specialist Set
K6.1 DEC Code of Ethics
S6.1 Engage in reflective inquiry and professional self-assessment
S6.2 Participate in professional mentoring and other types of reciprocal professional development activities
S6.3 Participate actively in organizations that represent recommended practices of early intervention and early childhood special education on a national, state, and local level
S6.4 Support the implementation of DEC recommended practices