Bachelor of Science


Bachelor of Science: Exceptional Student Education Degree

The Exceptional Student Education program prepares teachers to work with children who have emotional and behavioral disorders, intellectual disabilities, and specific learning disabilities. The undergraduate program is a state-approved program that leads to certification in Exceptional Student Education and an endorsement in teaching English Speakers of a Second Language (ESOL).

Students are required to meet USF's and the College of Education's admissions requirements prior to enrollment in the program. The program sequence includes three semesters of part-time field experiences and one semester of a full-time internship. All part-time field experiences must be successfully completed as a member of a team while concurrently enrolled in a specified course in designated local schools. Final internships are completed in school districts surrounding the USF area and where partnerships exist.
Field experiences begin during the first semester of a student's enrollment in the College of Education (junior year), with increasing involvement throughout the program. Students are responsible for providing transportation to their field experience sites.

In some instances, students may pursue a part-time program. This requires that students be available to participate in field experiences and concurrent classes during regular school hours.

For prerequisites required, please contact your academic advisor in Student Academic Services.