Elementary Education / Special Education

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The Elementary Education/Special Education major leads to eligibility for State of Florida certification in both Elementary (K-6) and Exceptional Student Education (K-12). It is a program designed for students interested in pursuing a career in teaching and This major also leads to eligibility for endorsements in Reading and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

Inclusiveness is at the heart of our education mission. This means learning to teach in a way that includes and builds on the cultural, linguistic, and individual skills of all children, with an emphasis on their learning strengths. Our undergraduate program has received a grant of $1.5 million from the United States Department of Education’s Office for Special Education Programs (OSEP) to restructure our program to prepare elementary teachers for dual certification in general and exceptional student education. The new program is called Project INCLUDE: Inclusive, Collaborative, Leaders United for Diversity in Education.