• Exceptional Student Education (K-12)

    The undergraduate program in Special Education prepares teachers with competencies necessary to produce achievement gains and desirable behavior changes in students with disabilities. Successful completion of the courses of study will result in certification in exceptional student education. The program is sequential in nature with some courses offered only once a year. Therefore, students are to work closely with the academic advisor to ensure they are familiar with the course offerings and program schedule each semester. Before beginning course work, students must consult an advisor in the College's Office of Academic Advising.

    Admission to the Program

    Summer and Fall admit ONLY 


    Students are only considered for admission into the Baccalaureate Degree program in Exceptional Student Education during Summer and Fall semesters only.  


    Those entering the College of Education and Human Services must meet University admissions requirements as well as specific COEHS admissions criteria.


    • Satisfactory completion of 60 semester hours of credit from UNF or other regionally accredited institution(s).  An Associate in Arts Degree (AA) from one of Florida’s public community/state colleges or SUS schools satisfies General Education and Gordon Rule requirements.
    • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 or better in all college level course work.
    • Passing scores (no exemptions) on all four parts of the Florida General Knowledge (GK) Test. Transferring students, students changing majors, or students who have not presented passing scores on all four parts of the GK exam will not be permitted to enroll in any upper level education courses until they have been admitted into COEHS Teacher Preparation Programs. 
  • Major: Special Education

    Concentration: Exceptional Student Education
    Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Education
    Prerequisites (3 credits)
    Grade of "C" or higher required
    EDF1005 Intro to Teaching Profession (3 Credits)
    • Acceptable substitute: EDFX005
    Core Requirements (10 credits)
    EDF3151 Educational Psychology (3 Credits)
    • offered: Fall, Spring , Summer
    EDF3945 Field Laboratory I (2-4 Credits)
    • offered: Fall, Spring
    EDF3946 Field Laboratory II (2-4 Credits)
    • offered: Fall, Spring
    EEX4616 Clsrm Mgmt Exceptional Learner (3 Credits)
    • offered: Summer Only
    Major Requirements (38 credits)
    EEX3202 Psych/Soc Learners Exceptional (3 Credits)
    • offered: Spring, Fall, Summer
    EEX3250 Read Mthds:Learners Exception (3 Credits)
    • offered: Fall Only
    EEX3252 Lang Arts Learners Exceptional (3 Credits)
    • offered: Spring Only
    EEX4101 Language Development/Disorders (2-3 Credits)
    • offered: Fall, Summer Only
    EEX4221 Ed Assessment/Learners Except (3 Credits)
    • offered: Fall Only
    EEX4255 Curric/Ind Plan Learners Excep (3 Credits)
    • offered: Spring Only
    EEX4281 Car Dev/Trans Learners Excep (3 Credits)
    • offered: Summer Only
    EEX4474 Teach Mod/Sev (3 Credits)
    • offered: Fall Only
    EEX4484 Math Sci Except Lrnrs (3 Credits)
    • offered: Spring Only
    EEX4604 Behavior Mang and Rsrch (3 Credits)
    • offered: Spring Only
    EEX4753 Cooperative Consultation (3 Credits)
    • offered: Fall Only
    TSL3080 Principles and Issues in TESOL (3 Credits)
    • offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    TSL4340 TESOL Methods and Curriculum (3 Credits)
    • offered: Fall, Spring
    Internships (12 credits)
    All degree course work must be completed satisfactorily before enrolling into Internship. Fall internship applications are due the 4th Friday of the previous spring term. Spring internship applications are due the 4th Friday of the previous fall term.
    EEX4861 Internship (3-12 Credits)
    • offered: Fall, Spring
    48 Upper Level Hours (48 credits)
    To graduate with a Bachelor's degree from the College of Education and Human Services, you must earn a minimum of 48 upper level credits out of a minimum 120 degree applicable required credit hours.
    48HOURS 48 upper level hours