UF’s Special Education program prepares students for a field of diversity. Learn to give individualized educational support to those with special needs.

UF’s College of Education is ranked #1 for online graduate programs and #4 in “top schools for graduate programs in special education.” We promote the successful inclusion of individuals with disabilities and their families in society through excellence in the education of teachers and leaders, learning new skills, and the application of existing knowledge.

Students in our programs are uniquely positioned to learn from leaders in the field while simultaneously applying that learning in individually relevant professional settings. See our program offerings for more information.

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    Program Offerings

    We offer campus-based MAE and Ph.D. degree programs and online M.Ed., Ed.S. and Ed.D. degree programs in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialty in Educational Technology. We also offer online graduate certificate programs, an undergraduate specialization within our College’s Education Sciences major and an undergraduate Ed Tech minor.

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    On-Campus Ph.D.

    Doctorate Program

    The on-campus Ph.D. program nurtures scholars for impactful careers in educational settings, dedicated to serving individuals with disabilities.

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    Online Ed.D.

    Doctorate Program

    The online Ed.D. program prepares graduates as a service provider, school leader, professional development facilitator, and advocate for individuals with disabilities.

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    Online M.Ed.

    Master’s Program

    The online M.Ed. program provides an opportunity for in-service teachers to enhance their knowledge and skills in the area of special education.

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    Online Ed.S

    Specialist Program

    The fully online graduate program tailored for current educators and students who have already completed a masters degree program in an appropriate area. 

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    Graduate Certificate

    The Graduate Certificate in Dyslexia is designed to prepare practicing educational professionals and others interested in learning how to become effective interventionists for students with dyslexia.

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    Graduate Certificate

    The fully online certificate is for students to enhance their knowledge of disabilities by deepening their understanding of implications of disabilities for professional practice.

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    Graduate Certificate

    The certificate equips professionals and graduate students with essential skills in developmentally appropriate practices, understanding of current policies and strategies for engaging with diverse families.

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    Graduate Minor

    Our Disabilities in Society minor attracts students from colleges across campus. Stimulating coursework expands your knowledge of how you can positively impact the lives of individuals with special needs.

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    Graduate Minor

    Our Early Childhood Minor minor provides a unique opportunity for graduate students to interact with faculty across disciplines who have diverse academic backgrounds and areas of research and expertise.