Degree Programs, Minors, and Certificates

We offer integrated undergraduate/graduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral degree programs in special education focusing on teacher preparation as well as research in areas related to meeting the needs of students with disabilities.

We also offer one minor and multiple certificate programs and will continue to expand these offerings over time.

Degree Programs

Prepare to serve students with challenges

Whether you are starting out in your career, looking for an online degree flexible enough to fit your schedule or are interested in pursuing a doctoral degree, we’ve got programs for you.

Choose a program below to learn more:

Research is like trying to solve a fascinating puzzle. In working with colleagues on interventions to improve children’s emotional and behavioral outcomes, I always enjoy designing a study so that its results will contribute to the field.

— Ann Daunic, UF Scholar Emerita in Special Education


— Disabilities in Society minor

“The minor you didn’t know you needed!”

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. By providing you with a lens to view the unique perspectives and roles of individuals with disabilities in society, this minor will help to shape your view of work in your field of choice and involvement in your community. Awareness will change you!

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— Graduate Minor in Early Childhood Studies

The Graduate Minor in Early Childhood Studies is designed to offer interdisciplinary graduate education by combining coursework and applied research opportunities focused on areas within the field of early childhood studies including health, mental health, early education and care, early intervention, policy and law, and family and community-based social supports. The 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.

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— Graduate Certificate in Disabilities in Society

“The certificate you didn’t know you needed!”

This fully online certificate provides opportunities for students to enhance their knowledge of disabilities by deepening their understanding of implications of disabilities for professional practice. The focus is on how disabilities are perceived, ways people with disabilities are included, and legal aspects of disability policies within and beyond practices in education systems.

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— Graduate Certificate in Dyslexia

Learn how to meet the needs of students with dyslexia

This certification program is designed to prepare practicing educational professionals and others interested in learning how to become effective interventionists for students with dyslexia. Through online training courses and practicum, general educators and special education teachers, speech pathologists, and school psychologists gain the knowledge and skills to provide evidence-based teaching for students with dyslexia.

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— Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Studies

High quality early education is essential for young children to reach their potential.

The certificate in early childhood studies is designed for professionals and graduate students interested in gaining knowledge and applying their skills in the areas of developmentally appropriate curriculum and assessment, policies and trends, and facilitating meaningful engagement with diverse families.

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