BS in Exceptional Student Education

Our Bachelor of Science in Exceptional Student Education prepares teachers of students with disabilities.

Our faculty members are leaders in special education, with years of classroom experience teaching children with emotional and behavioral disorders and learning disabilities.


English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Endorsement and Reading Endorsement

This major features a field-centered preparation model leading to approval for State of Florida Certification in Exceptional Student Education with ESOL Endorsement and Reading Endorsement. Students are prepared to teach learners with high-incidence disabilities from ages 5-22 and who represent multicultural, multilingual backgrounds.

Special Education, Educational Foundations and Policy

This major focuses on exposing students to individuals with special needs. Students will learn about the specific cognitive, language, and social/emotional developmental needs of individuals with disabilities. Students will also learn about general and early education practices and curricula. Students will select cognates within the major that will provide strategic planning for advanced degrees in areas that serve individuals with special education. This major does not result in a teacher certification.

An Online BS in Exceptional Student Education: Special Education, Educational Foundations and Policy Major is also available.

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College to Career

ESOL Endorsement and Reading Endorsement: Behavioral specialist, special education administrator, speech and audio therapist, exceptional student education teacher, vocational training paraprofessional counselor

Special Education, Educational Foundations, and Policy: Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCaBA), advocate for individuals with disabilities, disability lawyer, speech/language pathologist, therapist, nonprofit worker, exceptional student education teacher