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Special Education


Welcome to the Special Education Program at the University of Florida. We appreciate your interest in our degree programs, and the research produced by our faculty.

The mission of the special education program is to promote the successful inclusion of individuals with disabilities and their families in society through excellence in the education of teachers and leaders, the generation of new knowledge, and the application of existing knowledge.

We employ a multifaceted approach to carry out our mission including excellent academic programs, practical application of knowledge in real world settings, and a variety of research opportunities.

  • Our undergraduate and master’s degree programs prepare teachers to work effectively with students with disabilities in inclusive settings.
  • Our specialist and doctoral graduate degrees prepare professionals for leadership roles in schools, school districts, and higher education. Additionally, faculty and doctoral students are involved in grant activities and other projects and scholarly pursuits designed to enhance the lives of students with disabilities and their success within academic and social contexts.