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Program at a Glance

Program
Graduate Certificate
College(s)
College of Community Innovation and Education
Department(s)
Teacher Education, Schl of
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The Graduate Certificate in Special Education provides out-of-field teachers and students with some of the coursework needed to meet state certification requirements in special education.

The Special Education certificate will help out-of-field teachers become more effective in their classrooms and will enhance the delivery of education to children and youth with disabilities.

Total Credit Hours Required: 18 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

The Special Education Graduate Certificate 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 https://apq.ucf.edu/files/Licensure-Disclosure-CCIE-Special-Education-GC.pdf.

Please note: Special Education Graduate Certificate 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 http://global.ucf.edu/. 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

Spring
December 1
Summer
April 1
Fall
July 1

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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
  • Pre-K Special Education Teacher
  • Pre-Kindergarten Special Education Teacher
  • Special Education Preschool Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher for Adults with Disabilities

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