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Program at a Glance

Online Certificate
College of Community Innovation and Education
Credit Hours
Most Innovative University 2022

Provide vital support for young children with disabilities as they grow and learn.

Encourage and advocate for children from birth through age 5 with disabilities, developmental delays and/or at-risk conditions. These students are a highly vulnerable population, and they are in need of stable, loving and supportive learning environments that an online graduate certificate will equip you to provide.

With your certificate in pre-kindergarten disabilities, you’ll prepare yourself to fulfill the State of Florida preschool teacher requirements. Your studies will teach you to instruct infants, toddlers and pre-kindergarten children in need. Through UCF Online’s virtual program, you’ll gain skills in curriculum planning, communication with parents and agencies, child development and more.

You may leverage the completion of this pre-k certification program to advance your career by applying it to an existing teaching certification. Get started with UCF Online today to earn your online graduate certificate.

Teacher working with disabled student.

Application Deadlines

December 1
April 1
July 1

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Course Overview

Planning Curriculum for Pre-Kindergarten Children with Disabilities

This course focuses on curriculum planning and developmentally appropriate practices and implementation of individualized instruction for pre-kindergarten children with disabilities.

Explore the methods of interacting with community agencies, supporting and collaborating with families, developing a case management system, and facilitating program transition.

This course focuses on the stages and sequence of development and the impact of disabilities and biomedical risk factors on learning and development.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Gain the knowledge and skills to meet the requirements for the Pre-K Disabilities ESE Endorsement in Florida.
  • Prepare teach pre-kindergarten students with disabilities.

Career Projections


Annual Job


Job Growth
2019 - 2029

Source: Lightcast™ . 2024

Career Opportunities

  • educator
  • exceptional education teacher
  • extended care supervisor
  • pre-K teacher
  • program director
  • special education teacher
  • teacher assistant