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Bachelor of Arts in Special 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

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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.