The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is a campus group that is part of an international organization that promotes quality programs for individuals with disabilities.

We have an active chapter on campus. CEC is a great opportunity to meet fellow special educators and work with individuals with disabilities of all ages.

Visit their table today in the student organization section. Some of the CEC activities include:

  • Camping with students & families of children with Down syndrome;
  • Visiting adults with mental retardation at a local state developmental center;
  • Helping with Special Olympics;
  • Babysitting children with varying disabilities;
  • Tutoring at-risk students;
  • Fundraising: bake sales, pretzel sales, tee shirts, etc.;
  • Guest speakers to present information about current special education topics;
  • Scholarships: presented to an incoming freshman special education major
  • Attend a state level CEC conference near Hershey, PA.

Sigma Pi Epsilon Delta is the National Honor Society for special education and rehabilitation majors.

After completion of nine (9) semester hours of special education major coursework and two (2) recommendation letters, students may apply to join the honorary.

Interested applicants must have earned an overall cumulative quality point average of 3.1 or better and a major quality point average of 3.25 or higher in addition to 50 hours of working with individuals with disabilities. Honor society members support activities for individuals with disabilities in the community.

Rehabilitative Services Student Organization (RSSO) is the organization for majors in Rehabilitative Services. Members of the organization host speakers from adult service agencies and provide services to individuals with disabilities who receive services from area rehabilitation agencies.

Our organization is also an active supporter of the Pennsylvania Rehabilitation Association, which is the state chapter of the National Rehabilitation Association.

Best Buddies is an international organization that enhances the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships and integrated employment.

Here at East Stroudsburg University we match college students and individuals with intellectual disabilities throughout the community in one-to-one friendships. Everyone that joins our chapter will learn and grow from their experiences in the Best Buddies program.

Contact Us

For more information about the department and programs offered, please contact the department secretary at (570) 422-3558 or email at

Contact Information

Campus Address
Stroud Hall 105
(570) 422-3416
(570) 422-3198 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Department Chair Special Education & Rehabilitation
Dr. Gina Scala
(570) 422-3781