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Program at a Glance

Graduate Certificate
College of Community Innovation and Education
Teacher Education, Schl of
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The Graduate Certificate in Prekindergarten (Pre-K) Disabilities prepares graduate students to teach pre-kindergarten students with disabilities.

The Graduate Certificate in Prekindergarten (Pre-K) Disabilities is designed to provide additional knowledge and skills for professionals to meet the requirements for the Pre-K Disabilities ESE Endorsement. The four graduate courses focus on knowledge, skills, and competencies for working with children birth to age 5 with disabilities, developmental delays and/or at-risk conditions. They can be added to current teaching certification in any exceptional education field, primary education, elementary education (K-6), and/or early childhood education. Pending state approval, persons holding any of the Florida teaching certifications listed may apply the four certificate courses toward the State Prekindergarten (Pre-K) Endorsement (Administrative Rule 6A-4.01792).

Total Credit Hours Required: 12 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

This 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 view the licensure disclosure for the Prekindergarten Disabilities Graduate Certificate program.

Please note: Prekindergarten Disabilities Graduate Certificate may be completed fully 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 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

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