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Program at a Glance

College of Community Innovation and Education
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The MEd in Exceptional Student Education program prepares exceptional education teachers to enhance their knowledge in programs serving Pre- K-12 students with disabilities. The program is designed for teachers already certified in exceptional student education (or other certification in special education) to augment their knowledge, skills, and dispositions.

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Exceptional Education requires 33 credit hours beyond the bachelor's degree including a 3-credit-hour research course, 24 credit hours of specialization courses and 6 credit hours of either a thesis or electives approved by an adviser. A Comprehensive Examination is also required and serves as the culminating experience in the program.

Total Credit Hours Required: 33 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

Please note: Exceptional Student Education (MEd) may be completed fully online, although not all elective options or program prerequisites may be offered online. Newly admitted students choosing to complete this program exclusively via UCF online classes may enroll with a reduction in campus-based fees.

International students (F or J visa) are required to enroll in a full-time course load of 9 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters. Only 3 of the 9 credit hours may be taken in a completely online format. For a detailed listing of enrollment requirements for international students, please visit UCF Global. If you have questions, please consult UCF Global at 407-823-2337.

UCF is not authorized to provide online courses or instruction to students in some states. Refer to State Restrictions for current information.

Application Deadlines

December 1
April 1
July 1
July 1
November 1
January 15

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