CED: Mission

The Council on Education of the Deaf (CED), a national organization founded in 1930, promotes excellence in educating deaf and hard of hearing students. To achieve this mission, the organization establishes, promotes, and monitors teacher education standards embodying best practices, reflecting current research, and embracing diversity and multiculturalism.

CED implements its mission by accrediting university programs that prepare teachers of deaf and hard of hearing students, certifying highly qualified teachers who meet its standards, and collaborating with national, state, and local associations and agencies in a variety of activities, committees and workgroups.

Promoting excellence in educating the deaf