Master of Arts


Offered fully-online with student services available on USF's Tampa and St. Petersburg campuses

USF's Master of Arts (MA) in Exceptional Student Education offers specializations in behavior disorders, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities and exceptional student education. Our program is best suited for individuals with a background in education, special education or a closely related field. 

Although the program offers individuals the opportunity to develop advanced knowledge and skills in special education, it does not result in initial teacher certification. Individuals interested in earning a state of Florida teacher certification should explore our Master of Arts in Teaching program.

As of Summer 2020, this fully-online program is a shared program between USF’s Tampa and St. Petersburg campuses. Student services are available at both campuses to accommodate students from across the Tampa Bay area.