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UCF Masters Programs and Certificates

The Master of Arts (M.A.) program is for non-education majors or previously certified teachers in another field. In addition to the required 36 credit hours, students must complete co-requisite and pre-requisite courses. Graduates must be eligible for certification by the completion of the degree program.

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree prepares exceptional education teachers to work in programs serving K-12 students with exceptionalities. The program is designed for teachers certified in an area of exceptional education.

The Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is designed to provide additional training for professionals. Course work focuses on knowledge, skills and competencies for working with students with ASD. The program is composed of four graduate courses that can be incorporated into a master's program of study in Exceptional Education or taken as an add-on to an undergraduate or graduate degree. A 20-hour field experience component is associated with each of the four courses. Pending state approval, persons holding Florida E.S.E. teacher certification may apply the four certificate courses toward State Endorsement in Autism

The Graduate Certificate in Severe or Profound Disabilities (SPD) provides students and professionals with additional training in working with students with Severe or Profound Disabilities.The program is composed of five graduate courses that can be incorporated into a masters program of study in Exceptional Education or taken as an add-on to an undergraduate or graduate degree.The graduate internship for this course must be completed in a classroom with students with Severe or Profound Disabilities or students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

The Graduate Certificate in Special Education provides out-of-field teachers and students with some of the course work needed to meet state certification requirements in special education. This certificate will help out-of-field teachers become more effective in their classrooms and will enhance the delivery of education to children and youth with disabilities.

UCF Online Class Platform

UCF is now using Canvas as the platform for all online courses . You can get a student orientation of Canvas with the following link:

Questions about our Nationally Ranked Graduate Programs? Check out the links below:

Project ASD & SPD

Master of Arts

Master of Education

Ph.D. in Exceptional Education

Answers to many admission questions are in The Graduate Catalog