Teach Well

Core and Tracks

The Teach Well Online Academy is a 36 credit hour program that leads to a Master’s or Specialist degree in Special Education. All students are required to complete the Teach Well Core, which is comprised of 12 credit hours. Those seeking a Specialist degree will also have an oral exam and project component.

An additional 24 credit hours will need to be taken from the various tracks below for a total of 36 credit hours. The additional 24 credits can be taken in any combination. However, if you desire to follow a specific track, please follow the guidelines below.

Teach Well Core

* Required for all Teach Well students.

Course Number
Course Name Credits
EEX 6233 Designing Instruction for Inclusive Classrooms 3
EEX 6750 Families and Transition for Students with Disabilities 3
EEX 6936 Teaching Learning Strategies 3
EEX 6786 Collaborative Practice in Inclusive Schools 3
Total Core Credits 12

 

General Track

Course Number Course Name Credits
EEX 6936 Math Strategies for Struggling Students 3
EEX 6296 Differentiated Instruction 3
EEX 6936 Family/ Teacher Perspectives 3
EEX 6125 Intervention for Language and Learning Disabilities 3
Additional Courses Students will choose additional credits from any of the other Teach Well Tracks. 12
Teach Well Core Courses Required. See above. 12
Total Credits 36

Autism Focus Track

Course Number Course Name Credits
EEX 6936 Nature of Autism 3
EEX 6661 Teaching and Managing Behavior for Student Learning 3
EEX 6072 Accessing Academic and Social Communities 3
EEX 6222 Evaluation in Special Education/ Data 3
Additional Courses Students will choose additional credits from the other Teach Well Tracks. 12
Teach Well Core Courses Required. See above. 12
Total Credits 36

Based upon the competencies identified by Florida Department of Education, students within the state of Florida can use these courses towards an Autism Endorsement.

Disabilities in Society Track

Course Number Course Name Credits
EEX 6099 Social Perspectives on Disability 3
EEX 6525 Disability Policy and Legislation 3
EEX 6778 Community and Work Access for Individuals with Disabilities 3
EEX 6930 Seminar in Disabilities 3
Additional Courses Students will choose additional credits from the other Teach Well Tracks. 12
Teach Well Core Courses Required. See above. 12
Total Credits 36

Students participating in this track will be eligible to graduate with the Graduate Certificate in Disabilities in Society, in addition to receiving a Master of Education or Education Specialist degree upon completion of the program.

Prospective students who wish to pursue this track must submit a Certificate Admissions Application in addition to the Graduate School Application.

For more information about the Graduate Certificate in Disabilities in Society Certificate, click here.

Dyslexia Track

Course Number Course Name Credits
EEX 6135 Foundations of Literacy Development and Dyslexia 3
EEX 6136 Dyslexia:  Language and the Brain 3
EEX 6137 Dyslexia:  Assessment for Intervention 3
EEX 6138 Dyslexia:  Intervention Methods 3
EEX 6855 Dyslexia:  Practicum in Assessment and Intervention 3
Additional Courses Students will choose additional credits from the other Teach Well Tracks. 9
 Teach Well Core Courses Required. See above. 12
Total Credits 36

Students participating in this track will be eligible to graduate with a Dyslexia Graduate Certificate, in addition to receiving a Master of Education or Education Specialist degree upon completion of the program.

Prospective students who wish to pursue this track must submit a Certificate Admissions Application in addition to the Graduate School Application.

For more information about the Dyslexia certificate, click here.

Early Childhood Studies Track

Course Number Course Name Credits
EEC 6205 Early Childhood Curriculum 3
EEC 6936 Assessment & Evaluation in Early Childhood Educational Practice 3
EEC 6936 Families in Early Childhood Education 3
EEC 6936 Policy & transition in Early Childhood Educational Practice 3
Additional Courses Students will choose additional credits from the other Teach Well Tracks. 12
Teach Well Core Courses Required. See above. 12
Total Credits 36

Students participating in this track will be eligible to graduate with a Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Studies, in addition to receiving a Master of Education or Education Specialist degree upon completion of the program.

Prospective students who wish to pursue this track must submit a Certificate Admissions Application in addition to the Graduate School Application.

For more information about the Early Childhood Studies certificate, click here.