FLORENCE – Francis Marion University’s Michael and Jane Madden, of Florence, were recently awarded the Professionally Recognized Special Educator (PRSE) certificate for Special Education Teaching and Educational Diagnosis by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).
Michael Madden is an associate professor of education and coordinator of the learning disabilities program at FMU. Jane Madden is an assistant professor of education and director of the grants development program for the university.
The PRSE designation is awarded to special educators who have demonstrated that they meet professional standards for practice in the field. PRSE recipients must have earned professional degrees or endorsements in special education, have at least three years experience in their area of expertise, and follow CEC’s code of ethics and standards of practice.
The PRSE program promotes quality special education practice by standardizing the knowledge and skills a professional special educator must have.
The CEC is the largest international professional association for special educators, related service providers and parents. The council works to improve the educational success of students with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. The council represents members serving more than 5 million students with disabilities and 2.5 million gifted students in the United States.
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