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Master of Education in Special Education with a focus on Disability Services

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Special Education, with the focus on Disability Services, is designed to meet the needs of professionals who serve individuals with disabilities in general education and non-school settings. The program consists of 36 semester hours that includes core and major requirements. This program does not carry any additional endorsements.

Admissions to the Program

Rolling Admissions

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

  1. Official transcripts from all attended institutions
  2. Three current professional letters on official letter head (if applicable) with an original signature (electronic signatures are not acceptable). Letters from relatives will not be accepted. The letters should indicate:
    • Applicant's academic background.
    • Applicant's aptitude for graduate work.
    • Applicant's capabilities for future performance an scholarship.
    • At least one letter from a college/university professor is preferred.
  3. Written statement of 500-1000 words that includes the following information:
    • Reasons for seeking admission into the M.Ed. in Special Education program
    • Professional goals
    • How the program will help attain goals
  4. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for admissions must apply under the college's exception policy.

Graduate School Program Overview

Special Education: Disability Services (Master of Education)

Program Description for Special Education

Major: Special Education Concentration: Disability Services Degree: Master of Education

Core Requirements (6 credits)

EDF6480 Foundations of Ed Research (3 Credits)

EDF6607 Education in America (3 Credits)

  • Students may choose, in consultation with the Program Sponsor, courses with the following prefixes: EDF/EDA/EDG/EME/EDS.

Major Requirements (12 credits)

EEX5053 Foundations Excep Ed and Serv (3 Credits)

EEX6025 Issues/Trends Excep Ed/Service (3 Credits)

EEX6301 Research in Special Education (1-3 Credits)

EEX6402 Comm, Coll, Consult Spec Ed (3 Credits)

Major Electives (18 credits)

ELECTIVES Select 6 Graduate Courses

A minimum of 18 credit hours (5000-6000 Level) to be selected by the student in consultation with the Program Sponsor. Some possible choices of prefixes include:



  • No more than 10 semester hours can be completed before a student is fully admitted, including a maximum of 6 semester hours of approved transfer credits from another institution.
  • A student may receive credit for a course only once. However, the GPA will reflect all repeated courses.
  • An approved dual/concurrent enrollment form is required prior to registering for courses at another institution.
  • Students are strongly advised not to enroll in courses at another institution during their last semester at UNF.
  • Graduation will most likely be delayed for students who attempt dual enrollment in their last semester.