Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science

The B.S. in Exceptional Student Education prepares teachers to work with children who have emotional and behavioral disorders, intellectual disabilities, and specific learning disabilities.

Master of Arts in Teaching

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Exceptional Student Education program leads to a Master’s Degree and state of Florida teacher certification in Exceptional Student Education (ESE).

Master of Arts Degrees

The Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Exceptional Student Education offers specializations in behavior disorders, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities and exceptional student education. The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Severe Intellectual Disabilities is an online program that results in a master's degree and endorsement in Autism and Severe Disabilities.

Doctor of Philosophy

The Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a Concentration in Special Education focuses on urban special education, special education policy, and university-school partnerships in preparing researchers, teacher educators, and educational leaders. 

Graduate Certificates

The Grad. Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder is a program of study that provides teachers with additional expertise in the field of educating students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The Grad. Certificate in Disabilities Education: Severe/Profound supports teachers and related professionals to work more effectively with students who have labels of severe/profound disabilities in sensitively accessing general education curriculum.

Gifted Education

The Gifted Education Program provides advanced training for certified teachers to work with gifted and talented children and to work with other teachers on a consultant and/or collaborative basis.