Bachelor of Science


USF Bachelor of Science in Exceptional Student Education

Offered on USF's Tampa campus

The Exceptional Student Education Program is designed to prepare future teachers who work to enhance their students’ lives through advocacy, teaching and service.

Our program introduces students to diverse settings in which they may encounter individuals with special needs. Through field experiences and integrated coursework, students develop an informed perspective on the issues impacting individuals with exceptionalities. In the final year of the program, students have the opportunity to apply what they’ve learned in their coursework to a paid paraprofessional position with Hillsborough County Public Schools.

This is a cohort-style program with clinical experiences in grades K-12. Courses for earning an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Endorsement and Reading Endorsement are included.

What Can I Do with this Degree?

Graduates of this program are competitive applicants for positions such as:

  • Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Teacher
  • Behavioral Specialist
  • Vocational Specialist

Admissions Requirements 

To be admitted to the program, you must meet the university's admissions requirements, as well as the specific program requirements. Visit the USF Catalog for more information. 

Admissions Requirements

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Thank you for your interest in USF’s bachelor's degree in Exceptional Student Education! For more information about our program, please contact an academic advisor.

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