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Bachelor of Arts in Education in 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 a Florida Professional Certificate with an ESOL endorsement. 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 and it is recommended students look at the Osprey Map

Admission to the Program

Fall admit ONLY

Students are only considered for admission into the Baccalaureate Degree program in Exceptional Student Education during the Fall semester 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. Transfer students, students changing majors, or individuals 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.

Special Education: Exceptional Student Education (Bachelor of Arts in Education)

Program Description for Special Education

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 (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 (33 credits)

EDF3151 Educational Psychology (3 Credits)

  • offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

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

EEX4270 H-L Practices 1 (3 Credits)

  • offered: Spring only

EEX4271 H-L Practices 2 (3 Credits)

  • offered: Summer only

EEX4272 H-L Practices 3 (3 Credits)

  • offered: Fall only

EEX4484 Math Sci Except Lrnrs (3 Credits)

  • offered: Fall Only

TSL3080 ESOL Foundations: Culture/Lang (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

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 satisfy degree requirements.



  • 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.
  • The College of Education and Human Services is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.
  • Graduation will most likely be delayed for students who attempt dual enrollment in their last semester.
  • Student must apply for the graduate practicum (EEX 6841) during the term prior to graduation.
  • Passing all parts of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam is required for the teacher certification endorsement to be included on transcripts to complete internship and be eligible for graduation.
  • 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.