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SESPECS’ programs include Bachelor, Master, Specialist, and Doctoral degrees.

The Bachelor of Arts in Special Education is part of the Unified Early Childhood program and is open only to students in that program.  Admission to BA programs is processed through the Office of Student Services.

SESPECS offers masters degrees with majors in special education, school psychology, and early childhood.  Master of Education and Master of Arts degrees are intended to provide participants with opportunities to gain knowledge and skills that improve their professional practice.

Education Specialist degrees in special education and school psychology are offered in SESPECS.  Students interested in specialist study in early childhood receive a degree with a major in special education with a program of study developed to emphasize early childhood.

SESPECS offers Doctor of Philosophy degrees in special education and school psychology.  Students interested in doctoral study in early childhood education receive a PhD with a major in special education with a program a study emphasizing early childhood.

Our PhD programs are full-time, on campus programs that have a strong focus on conducting research.  They are designed to prepare personnel for teaching, research, and administrative positions in colleges & universities, as well as for leadership positions in other educational agencies.  All doctoral students are expected to demonstrate competence in reading of research and independently designing and conducting research in special education.

Program Areas

SESPECS’ teacher preparation and school psychology programs are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.  Those programs leading to initial certification are also approved by the Florida Department of Education.

Special Education

School Psychology

Early Childhood Studies