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Exceptional Student Education

University of West Florida

18 months
1044 USD/credit 20880 USD/year
1044 USD/credit 20880 USD/year
384 USD/credit 7680 USD/year
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The University of West Florida’s master’s in Exceptional Student Education produces teachers, behavior analysts, administrators, related professionals and specialists in many areas of exceptional student education. Because our cohorts begin each semester, you can earn your degree quickly and pursue advancement in your field.


This Exceptional Student Education program offered at The University of West Florida, can lead to careers in instructional and leadership roles in special education or applied behavior analysis, both demanding yet highly rewarding fields. You could work in the industries of education, healthcare, business and more. Our mission is to cultivate decision-makers, problem solvers, critical thinkers, lifelong learners, counselors/mentors and, above all, ethical moral professionals.

You Will Be Able To:

  • Explain and analyze evidence-based instructional strategies designed to reduce learning barriers and increase engagement and learning for students with diverse learning needs.
  • Systematically evaluate research-based approaches and strategies and apply reflective practices to demonstrate commitment to learning from experience.
  • Develop logical, well-reasoned arguments to guide future curriculum, instructional, and assessment practices.
  • Develop advocacy for improving the educational experiences and outcomes of individuals with diverse learning needs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Concepts of Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Applied Behavior Analysis and System Support
  • Supervision and Management Fluency
  • Foundations of Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Behavioral Assessments
  • Measurement and Single Case Design
  • Ethics in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Autism and the Law

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits




Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions previously attended
  • Submit GRE or MAT scores
  • Submit a letter of intent that includes the following information: your background, short- and long-term goals, contributions you would like to make to your field of study and strengths you bring to the program
  • Submit contact information (email addresses and phone numbers) for two professional references

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1044 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    20880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1044 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • In-State

    7680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 384 USD per credit during 18 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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