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Special Education- Exceptional Student Education

University of North Florida

24 months
34129 USD/year
34129 USD/year
24211 USD/year
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Special Education-  Exceptional Student Education from University of North Florida is designed to meet the needs of students who are interested in obtaining their initial Florida Certification in Special Education. 

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Special Education-  Exceptional Student Education from University of North Florida prepares graduate students for positions as professional clinical practitioners who work with exceptional individuals.


The majority of these clinical practitioners become teachers in self-contained classes or resource rooms while others serve in positions such as consulting teacher, behavior analyst, parent-infant specialist or sign language interpreter. Practitioners may serve individuals with special needs ranging in age from preschool through adulthood. Additionally they may work with the families of individuals with special needs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Ed'L Psychology
  • Read Mthds:Learners Exception
  • Language Development/Disorders
  • Teaching Reading as a Process
  • TESOL Methods and Curriculum 
  • Education in America 
  • Math Sci Except Lrnrs 
  • Classroom Management
  • Curri and Instruction 
  • Competencies:Lab in Evaluation
  • Teaching Mod/Severe Disability 
  • Language for Learning Impaired 
  • Soc,Pers,Car: Except Student 
  • Comm, Coll, Consult Spec Ed 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


75 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
151 (verbal)
147 (quantitative)
4 (analytical)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or its equivalent from a foreign institution, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study. 
  • Official transcripts, and foreign evaluations if applicable, from all post-secondary institutions attended.
  • Letter of intent - 500-1000 words; Describe reasons for seeking admission into the Special Education program; Professional goals; How the program will help attain goals
  • Three letters of recommendation - Must be on official letter head and have an original signature; Aptitude for graduate work;Capabilities for future performance and scholarship
  • GK or GRE test scores - Taken within the last 5 years; Verbal, quantitative and written portions; If submitting GK scores, please contact the Graduate School after they have been submitted; 151 verbal, 147 quantitative and 4 out of 6 analytical writing 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34129 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34129 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    34129 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34129 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    24211 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24211 USD per year during 24 months.

Living off campus

  • Local - $25,531
  • National and international - $35,449 

Living costs for Jacksonville Beach

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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