Literature, Research & Resources
Literature and Research Related to Personnel Preparation Standards
The literature reports were developed to support the Initial and Advanced EI/ECSE Specialty Sets knowledge and skill statements. They are organized by the seven Initial and Advanced CEC Professional Preparation Standards with references identified for each Specialty Set knowledge and skill statement in three categories of literature: research based, literature/theory based, and practice based. The literature reports may be used to identify readings to include in pre-service and in-service preparation, as well as be resources for preparing literature reviews for manuscripts.
Presentations on Standards
These resources highlight the DEC EI/ECSE Specialty Sets and how they can be used to help develop or revise programs.
EI/ECSE Personnel Preparation Standards: Guided by the Past, the Future is Bright! (2019). Division for Early Childhood Conference, Dallas, TX. Includes a review of the history and evolution of EI/ECSE standards, the relationship to ECE standards and and update on work underway to develop the first ever stand-alone EI/ECSE standards.
What’s Happening in personnel preparation? (2018) Division for Early Childhood Conference, Orlando, FL. Provides history and background for how the DEC EI/ECSE Specialty Sets were developed/revised and validated.
National validation of personnel preparation standards: Initial and Advanced DEC Specialty Set Statements and Supporting Literature. (2017) Division for Early Childhood Conference, Portland, OR. Useful to help develop or revised programs as well as for accreditation.
Early Childhood SIG and DEC: Syllabi share. (2017). TED, Savannah, GA. Includes examples for how to integrate specialty sets and cross disciplinary standards into courses.
Historical Articles on Standards Development
Provides history and background for how the DEC EI/ECSE Specialty Sets were developed and revised and validated.
Cochran, D. C., Gallagher, P. A., Stayton, V. D., Dinnebeil, L. A., Lifter, K., Chandler, L. K., & Christensen, K. A. (2012). Early childhood special education and early intervention personnel preparation standards of the Division for Early Childhood: Field validation. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 32(1), 38–51.
Lifter, K., Chandler, L. K., Cochran, D. C., Dinnebeil, L. A., Gallagher, P. A., Christensen, K. A., & Stayton, V. D. (2011). DEC personnel preparation standards: Revision 2005-2008. Journal of Early Intervention, 33(2), 151–167.