of South Florida's Special Education department grants degrees
at the bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels. The department
prepares teachers to work with students with exceptionalities,
and doctoral students to provide leadership in research and
teacher education programs. The bachelor's program is designed
to prepare teachers to work in classrooms with students who
have mild to moderate disabilities.
Graduates will be certified in ESE (previously varying exceptionalities). Teachers
in the M.A. program develop advanced clinical and pedagogical
skills in working with children with exceptionalities and their
families. The program is structured so that students can maintain
full-time employment while pursuing
their degree through the use of nontraditional scheduling and
Web-based and accelerated instruction.
The doctoral program
emphasizes urban special education and prepares individuals
for leadership positions in research and teacher education.
Graduates of this program will have:
Knowledge of the
research and philosophical foundations of special education
policies and practices;
An informed perspective
on the ethical issues in the interactions of race, ethnicity,
social class, and gender with the nature and quality of
special education policies, research, teacher education,
Knowledge and skills
in the design, implementation, and maintenance of university-school
grounding in and respect for multiple genres and methods
Ability to conceptualize,
plan, and conduct research;
The values and the
conceptual and analytical skills of a scholar.
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