DEC INITIAL SPECIALTY SET: EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION/EARLY INTERVENTION

PREPARATION STANDARD 6

 

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING & ETHICAL PRACTICE

6.0 Beginning special education professionals use foundational knowledge of the field and the their professional Ethical Principles and Practice Standards to inform special education practice, to engage in lifelong learning, and to advance the profession.

 


Key Elements

6.1 Beginning special education professionals use professional Ethical Principles and Professional Practice Standards to guide their practice
6.2 Beginning special education professionals understand how foundational knowledge and current issues influence professional practice
6.3 Beginning special education professionals understand that diversity is a part of families, cultures, and schools, and that complex human issues can interact with the delivery of special education services
6.4 Beginning special education professionals understand the significance of lifelong learning and participate in professional activities and learning communities
6.5 Beginning special education professionals advance the profession by engaging in activities such as advocacy and mentoring
6.6 Beginning special education professionals provide guidance and direction to paraeducators, tutors, and volunteers


 

CEC Special Education Early Childhood Specialist Set

Knowledge

 

K6.1 Historical, philosophical foundations and legal basis of services for infants and young children both with and without exceptional needs

 

K6.2 Trends and issues in early childhood education, early childhood special education, and early intervention

 

K6.3 Legal, ethical, and policy issues related to educational, developmental, and medical services for infants and young children, and their families

 

K6.4 Advocacy for professional status and working conditions for those who serve infants and young children, and their families

Skills

 

S6.1 Recognize signs of emotional distress, neglect, and abuse, and follow reporting procedures

 

S6.2 Integrate family systems theories and principles into professional practice

 

S6.3 Respect family choices and goals

 

S6.4 Participate in activities of professional organizations relevant to early childhood special education and early intervention

 

S6.5 Apply evidence-based and DEC recommended practices for infants and young children including those from diverse backgrounds

 

S6.6 Advocate on behalf of infants and young children and their families

 

S6.7 Implement family services consistent with due process safeguards

Contact us for more information

Follow us for more updates

© Division for Early Childhood 2016

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon