Club & Greek

Club Spotlight: Council for Exceptional Children

A Worthy Club for Education and Special Education Majors

Here at the University, The Council for Exceptional Children works to improve the educational successes of children and youth with disabilities, gifts or talents.

Kate Muller, President of the Council for Exceptional Children, said, “We plan events that involve interacting and engaging with special needs students, visit other schools or facilities to help out with their events, and also attend lectures and workshops about in­dividuals with special needs.”

The main goal of the CEC throughout the school year is to obtain as many opportunities as possible to work with individuals with disabilities. The club meets to discuss future event plans once a month on a Wednesday at 3:30 pm in McAllan Hall.

CEC has paired up mostly with the Harbor School in Eatontown to host some of their events and work with disabled individuals. They hope to soon work with The Shore Center for Students with Autism in Tinton Falls.

Other e-board members include senior education majors Leah Russo and Aly Yager. Yager said, “CEC works hard for the individ­uals with disabilities. It is some­thing every member feels very dedicated about. We like that we give Monmouth students the op­portunity to make a difference in these individuals’ lives. We en­courage anyone who is interested to come to the meetings or join the mailing list. It is one of those experiences you would never re­gret and be thankful you joined.”

Carol McArthur-Amedeo, lec­turer of Educational Leadership, School Counseling, and Special Education, and Stacy Lauderdale, Assistant Professor of Curricu­lum and Instruction, advise the club.

CEC has about 50 active mem­bers attending meetings and working on the events that are put together throughout the year.

The CEC has multiple events coming up within the next week. On Wednesday, February 13, there will be a general member meeting at 3:30 pm in room 125 in McAllan Hall.

Later that day, CEC will be at­tending a Behavior Lecture at The Shore Center for Students with Autism given by Dr. Vincent Carbone from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Dr. Carbone is a Board Cer­tified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral with over 35 years of experience designing learning environments for persons with autism and de­velopment disabilities, according to

On February 14, the club will be hosting a Valentine’s Day Dance at Harbor School with dis­abled students from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Active general member, Kris­tine Lee, senior, said, “I love be­ing a part of CEC. It works per­fectly with my schedule, looks great on my resume, and is one of the more rewarding groups I have been a part of while at Monmouth.”

Muller said, “It is a great club to be a part of and to help boost your resume. It would mostly benefit education or special edu­cation majors, but all majors are welcome. It is not demanding, yet very rewarding. The events give you experiences to refer to on a job interview. This club also in­troduces you to administration and staff at the local schools and facilities geared towards individ­uals with special needs.”

For anyone looking to get in­volved with The Council for Ex­ceptional Children, contact Kate Muller at s0751689@monmouth. edu to be added to the mailing list for meeting information. Stu­dents can also join the “MU CEC Club” group on Facebook to re­ceive quick updates.