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Bachelor of Arts in Education in Disability Services

The Bachelor of Arts in Special Education with a concentration in Disability Services is now available for undergraduate students who are interested in working with individuals with disabilities in non-teaching careers. In 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that approximately 61 million (or 1 in 4) adults have some type of disability in the United States. This unique concentration will prepare candidates to work with, supervise, advise, interact with, respect, and support individuals with disabilities. Incorporated in this concentration are authentic experiences where candidates work closely with individuals with disabilities, their families, businesses, and community agencies. Candidates in this program can expect to gain hands-on experiences working directly with various populations of individuals with disabilities. The program is sequential in nature, with some courses offered only once a year; therefore, students are requested and encouraged to enter in the fall term only.


The program is a cohort model with cohorts beginning each Fall semester. Field 1 (EDF 3945) and Field 3 (EDF 3947) will only be offered in Fall semesters while Field 2 (EDF 3946) will only be offered in the Spring. If you have any questions about this change please contact your advisor or the program faculty.


Fall Admit Only


Applicants seeking admission to the College of Education and Human Services must have the following to be eligible:

  • 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 2.0 or better in all college level course work.
  • Contact Dr. O'Farrell by email at for more information.

Admission Denied

Students not meeting the minimum admissions requirements for the University may apply for admission by completing the University's Admission Decision Appeal Form. Applications submitted prior to June 1, 2021, please email your appeal directly to


Students not meeting the minimum admission requirements for the College of Education and Human Services should contact our Disability Services Academic Advisor, Hailey Sackett by email at and the Program Faculty, Debbie Reed by email at for alternative pathways to enter the program.


Please Note

  • 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.

Special Education: Disability Services (Bachelor of Arts in Education)

Program Description for Special Education

Major: Special Education Concentration: Disability Services 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 (15 credits)


EDF3945 Field Laboratory I (2-4 Credits)

  • offered: Fall, Spring

EDF3946 Field Laboratory II (2-4 Credits)

  • offered: Fall, Spring

EDF3947 Field Laboratory 3 (2-4 Credits)

  • offered: Fall, Spring

EEX4604 Clsrm and Beh Mgmt (3 Credits)

  • offered: Spring only

EEX4345 Intro to Inquiry and Assessmnt (3 Credits)

  • offered: Fall only

Major Requirements (27 credits)

LDR3003 Introduction to Leadership (3 Credits)

  • offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

EEX3005 (CD) Intro to Disabilities (3 Credits)

  • offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

EEX3754 Imp Dis Fam, Schls, & Comm (3 Credits)

  • offered: Summer only

EEX3070 Inclusion Ind.w/Dis (3 Credits)

  • offered: Spring only

LDR4340 Res. Dev. Comm. Org. (3 Credits)

  • offered: Summer only

EEX3004 Disab and Comm Supp Agencies (3 Credits)

  • offered: Summer only

EEX4024 Disability Laws & Pol (3 Credits)

  • offered: Fall only

EEX4779 Dis Employ Comm Engmt (3 Credits)

  • offered: Fall only

EEX4753 Cooperative Consultation (3 Credits)

  • offered: Spring, Summer

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

Electives (6 credits)

Two 3-credit elective classes are required and should be chosen from 3000 or 4000 courses in AMH, ANT, ASL, EEX, EHD, INT, LDR, REL, SYD, SYG, SYO or other courses selected in consultation with advisor.

CHOOSE two electives

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