Council for Exceptional Children Student Chapter

Liberty University Student Chapter

The Student Chapter of CEC at Liberty was formed early in Spring 2005, and membership is open to all majors and is required for all special education majors. There are many benefits to joining the national chapter of CEC. Check out

CEC is now approved for CSER. This, however, is only available to those who hold leadership positions within the CEC Student Chapter! If you are interested in leadership, please email CEC activities are also great ways to earn professional points for those courses that require them. Consider being a part of CEC today. This is a great way to touch a life and to change your own.

To become a member of Liberty's CEC chapter, you MUST register through the national organization. Through the national CEC organization there is a student rate with all the benefits that a professional educator receives, just at a lower cost. When filling out the online membership application, be sure to select 0430 to become a member of Liberty University's CEC student chapter.


Become a Chapter Member

  1. Go to the website
  2. Click the “Membership” tab at the top of the screen.
  3. Click the “New CEC Member-Join CEC now” link at the bottom of the page.
  4. You can read through the membership page, or click on the right hand side, “Join now” and this will bring you to the CEC application.
  5. Begin to fill out the application.
    1. When you come to the section marked “unit” click VA
    2. For the section marked “Chapter” click “0430-VA-Liberty University Chapter
      *This is an important step. If you do not choose Liberty University, our records will not show that you have become a member.
    3. Continue with the application, as well as the payment process.

If you have any questions or problems, please e-mail Dr. Keith, Faculty Sponsor at for assistance.

Mission Statement

  • To let our light shine by providing support to children with disabilities, their parents, and those who work with these children in our community.
  • Goals are to maintain strong leadership within the chapter and to provide a network of support to those in our community.
  • National CEC Website

Vision and goals for LU's student CEC chapter

The Council for Exceptional Children at Liberty University seeks to humbly serve our Lord by being a loving, playful, powerful and passionate example of the absolute joy that is available to us each moment.  We strive to use the gifts God has given us to sincerely love and enjoy all of the opportunities we have to serve. CEC provides workshops with guest speakers to benefit colleagues and peers. We also offer special events, such as the iKids Karnival and Breakfast with Santa, for children with disabilities and their parents in the Lynchburg Community. The Liberty Chapter of CEC is a growing organization with high goals and expectations for our future. We desire to make an impact in the lives of children with special needs by involving college students who share the same passion.


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Partnership with Thomas Road Baptist Church: iKids

In January 2006, LU and Thomas Road joined resources to form a Special Education Ministry for families who have children with special needs. This ministry has been in the making for years. It is an answer to the prayers of many people. LU students are paired with a child at Thomas Road on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights. This has been a fun and rewarding experience for all of those involved. 

All iKid events are open to the public and we invite you to join us! Check out our Facebook for dates. Annual events include:

  • iKids Karnival
  • Breakfast with Santa
  • Valentines Party
  • Easter Party

Liberty University students can earn professional points for participating in these events with professor approval.