The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Special Education, with the focus on Initial Certification for Exceptional Student Education, is designed to meet the needs of students who are interested in obtaining their initial Florida Certification in Special Education. The program consists of 75 semester hours that include prerequisites, core and major requirements. The amount of prerequisite course work will depend on the individual students educational background and ranges from 18 to 32 hours. The program is approved by the Florida Department of Education.
Those entering the College of
Education and Human Services must meet Graduate
School admissions requirements as well as specific COEHS admissions
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for admissions must apply
under the college’s exception policy.
Two years of current teaching experience is required, or must complete clinical requirement. If clinical requirement is satisfied by teaching experience, additional course work must be taken to satifsfy degree requirements.
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