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College of Education and Human Services

EDIE Undergraduate Programs

Exceptional Student Education K-12 Program

The undergraduate program in Exceptional Student 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 and ESOL endorsement. 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. Before beginning course work, students must consult an advisor in the College's Office of Academic Advising.

Exceptional Student Education

Deaf Education K-12 Program

The Bachelor of Arts in Deaf Education is designed to develop highly effective teachers who are equipped to work with students who are deaf or hard of hearing in a variety of educational settings. Pre-service teachers in the program will learn a comprehensive and balanced perspective of students' varying communication modes (sign and/or listening and spoken language), language and academic proficiency levels, use of assistive hearing devices (hearing aids or cochlear implants), family dynamics, and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Deaf Education

ASL/English Interpreting

The Bachelor of Science in ASL/English Interpreting offers two concentrations:  community interpreting and educational interpreting.  The program is designed to prepare entry-level practitioners who are capable of managing the intercultural demands and complex cognitive tasks for conveying dynamically equivalent messages between American Sign Language and English.  The degree program contains advanced coursework in language development, interpreting and translating skill development, community engagement, and applied ethics. The program uses a combination of hybrid and distance technologies. Students who take general education core, language, and pre-interpreting courses during the Freshman and Sophomore years at UNF may have regular, face-to-face class sessions once or twice a week. The final 48 hours of the B.S. degree do not require students to reside in Jacksonville. Students come to campus one weekend per month during fall and spring semesters.

Community Interpreting  Educational Interpreting

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.

Disability Services