Make an impact on learners with challenges
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 was ranked #1 for online graduate programs for two years in a row, and #5 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 What We Offer for more information.
Learning, tailored to you
Offerings include a range of online and face-to-face graduate degrees, a minor, and two graduate certificate programs that boast practical application of knowledge in real world settings, and a variety of research opportunities.
- Proteach and Teach Well prepare teachers to work effectively with students with disabilities in inclusive settings.
- Doctoral degrees in special education prepare professionals for leadership roles in schools, school districts, and higher education. Faculty and doctoral students are involved in grant activities and other scholarly pursuits designed to enhance the lives of students with disabilities and their success within academic and social contexts.
- The concentration in early childhood studies provides Ph.D. students expertise in young children’s early development and learning with a focus on children (birth – five years old) who are vulnerable due to biological, environmental, or established risk conditions and their families.
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