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Program at a Glance

Online Master's
College of Community Innovation and Education
Credit Hours
Most Innovative University 2022

Become a powerful advocate for students with special needs

UCF Online believes in reducing barriers to education, and we know you do, too. Deepen the impact you already have on students with special needs with your M.Ed. in Exceptional Student Education.

Our faculty and staff are committed to social justice and educational excellence, and at UCF Online you will have access to the resources and knowledge you need to support your students. Through our online special education master’s degree program, you’ll engage in K-12 learning experiences focused on equity, differentiated instruction, access and more. You’ll learn how to collaborate with partners from the local to the international level to ensure your students receive the best education possible.

Created for teachers who are already certified in exceptional student education, our online special education degree will allow you to refine and build upon your existing skills. You can earn your degree in as little as two years, and you will have support every step of the way through a dedicated success coach. Get started today and make an impact on the lives of those students you serve.

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Requires current Florida Professional Teaching Certificate in Exceptional Student Education or have completed all the requirements for that Professional Teaching Certificate.

Application Deadlines

December 1
April 1
July 1

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Course Overview

Programming for Students with Disabilities at the Secondary Level

This course addresses instructional needs of secondary students with disabilities. It provides information on instruction, academic and social-personal skills, and transition planning.

This course addresses contemporary assessments and models for assessing exceptional children. It also addresses curriculum and prescription.

Engage in the analysis of the principles of behavior management and precision teaching and application of these principles to the solving of classroom management problems.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Implement strategies to manage classrooms that support student success.
  • Design and assess curriculum for exceptional student populations.
  • Manage behavior and expectations for exceptional student populations.

Career Projections


Annual Job


Job Growth
2019 - 2029

Source: Lightcast™ . 2024

Career Opportunities

  • Autism Teacher
  • Exceptional Student Educator
  • Learning Disabilities Teacher
  • Literacy Coach
  • Special Education Administrator
  • Special Needs Teacher