Professional Development

AASEP takes great pride in ensuring that special education professionals are afforded numerous options to enhance their professional development.  AASEP's collaboration with NASET has further enhanced our reach and allow us to provide more resourses and courses to our members. Professionals in the field of special education need to be well informed in their respective fields, and AASEP seeks to enhance this mission.  In order to promote this effort, we have designed two different types of professional development for those interested in continuing their education, knowledge base and/or pursuit of further studies in new areas in the field. 

AASEP CEU Credit Courses

According to the public, the most important characteristic for teachers to possess is to be well-trained and knowledgeable about how to teach effectively (The Essential Profession: A National Survey of Public Attitudes Toward Teaching Educational Opportunity and School Reform, by David Haselkorn and Louis Harris, Recruiting New Teachers).  

AASEP has development over 60 courses that help to meet the needs of continuing education for it's members. Each course is designed to be completed within one hour and provide 2 AASEP CEU Credits each. To find out more: Click Here 

Board Certification in Special Education (B.C.S.E.)

Overview of AASEP Professional Board Certification in Special Education

AASEP Professional Board Certification in Special Education - (B.C.S.E.) is a voluntary choice on the part of the candidate. The candidate for Board Certification wishes to demonstrate a commitment to excellence to employers, peers, administrators, other professionals, and parents. From the standpoint of the Academy, board certification will demonstrate the highest professional competency in the area of special education. Board Certification in Special Education establishes a much needed standard for professionals, across disciplines, who work with exceptional children. It is the mission of the Academy to have all of our members achieve Board Certification in Special Education.

AASEP Professional Board Certification in Special Education represents a professional’s qualifications in a specific field of professional practice in special education. It demonstrates the individual's knowledge and experience and signifies his or her commitment to continued excellence in professional practice. In addition, it increases visibility, builds credibility, and validates expertise with those outside the profession.

AASEP Professional Board Certification in Special Education exemplifies the highest accomplishment one can attain from the Academy. Board Certification does not replace state licensing. While state licensing systems set entry-level standards for special education professionals, Board Certification from the Academy establishes advanced standards for professionals in the field.

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Certificate of Advanced Professional Development

Overview of AASEP Certificates of Advanced Professional Development

An AASEP Certificate of Advanced Professional Development is a voluntary choice on the part of the candidates. The candidate for a Certificate of Advanced Professional Development wishes to demonstrate a commitment to excellence to employers, peers, administrators, other professionals, and parents. A Certificate of Advanced Professional Development establishes an advanced knowledge in a specific area of special education which will enhance the candidate’s  work with exceptional children.

A Certificate of Advanced Professional Development represents a professional’s qualifications in a specific field of professional practice in special education. It demonstrates the individual's knowledge and expertise and signifies his or her commitment to continued excellence in professional practice.

While a Certificate of Advanced Professional Development is not a degree, it is an indication of the willingness of the professional to advance their base of knowledge and commit themselves to advance the field of special education.

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Professional Development Partners

The American Academy of Special Education Professionals (AASEP) maintains a partnership with Lorman Education Services .  AASEP and NASET members can realize savings when purchasing seminars and teleconferences through AASEP. Through the use of live seminars, online seminars, teleconferences, and other forms of online learning, this collaborative effort will now provide the highest quality, cutting-edge educational seminars, products and information through various forms of media. As a professional, the need for concise, accurate information is what you need.  That understanding underlies our mission to provide you with the latest information in the field of special education.  [Read More]

Another AASEP Partnership has been established with  National University International to promote the professional development of special education professionals throughout the world.  NUI develops customized programs and professional development seminars for teachers who provide educational services to children with special needs. 

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