Exceptional Student Education, M.Ed.

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The Exceptional Student M.Ed. program prepares exceptional education teachers to work in programs serving K-12 students with disabilities. It is designed for teachers already certified in exceptional student education to enhance their knowledge and skills. Students will apply, reflect upon, and refine knowledge and skills acquired in the program. The culminating experience includes a comprehensive examination.

Official catalog information including application deadlines, curriculum requirements and program restrictions can be found in the UCF Graduate Catalog.

Please note: This program may be completed 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 www.international.ucf.edu. If you have questions, please consult International Affairs and Global Strategies at 407-823-2337.

Refer to State Restrictions for online programs that are currently restricted.

Career Opportunities

  • autistic teacher
  • behavioral specialist
  • department chair
  • exceptional student educator
  • K-12 teacher
  • learning disabilities teacher
  • literacy coach
  • special education administrator
  • special needs teacher
  • speech and audio therapist
  • vocational training paraprofessional counselor

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Contact the UCF Online Connect Center to learn more about available online programs or for help finding an online degree that works for you.