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Program at a Glance

College of Community Innovation and Education
Teacher Education, Schl of
$212.28 per credit hour
$748.89 per credit hour

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The Exceptional Education B.S. provides students a community-embedded teacher preparation program that culminates in certification in Exceptional Education K-12 with Reading and ESOL endorsements. The Exceptional Education program is appropriate for students interested in employment in K-12 settings working with students with disabilities. Exceptional Education is a critical shortage area and students may be eligible for funding under the TEACH grant. Information can be found at

This Exceptional Student Education (B.S.) program has potential ties to professional licensure or certification in the field. For more information on how this program may prepare you in that regard, please visit

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

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Career Opportunities

UCF prepares you for life beyond the classroom. Here, you’ll experience a wide range of opportunity, like learning diverse skills from world-renowned faculty to networking with top employers across Central Florida to gaining first-hand experience in internships nearby. Achieve your degree and more as a Knight.
  • Autism Tutor
  • Early Childhood Special Education Teacher
  • Early Childhood Special Educator
  • High School Learning Support Teacher
  • High School Special Education Teacher
  • Middle School Special Education Teacher
  • Middle School Teacher for Students with Moderate Intellectual Disabilities
  • Pre-K Special Education Teacher
  • Pre-Kindergarten Special Education Teacher
  • SED Elementary School Teacher
  • SED High School Teacher
  • SED Middle School Teacher
  • Secondary School Special Ed Teacher
  • Severe Emotional Disorders Elementary School Teacher
  • Severe Emotional Disorders High School Teacher
  • Severe Emotional Disorders Middle School Teacher
  • Special Education Kindergarten Teacher
  • Special Education Preschool Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher for Adults with Disabilities
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