The Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) degree with concentration on early childhood special education focuses on issues and best practices in early childhood special education. The program prepares individuals to work with young children with disabilities and their families in inclusive, collaborative, and natural environments. Graduates will be eligible for the State of Florida Endorsement in Pre-Kindergarten Disabilities (Pre-K ESE). The course of study consists of 30 credits over seven terms (includes two summers). Classes meet from 5 PM to 7:40 PM during the Fall and Spring terms and from 4:20 PM to 8:05 PM during the summer terms. The program accommodates working teachers by scheduling the two practicum experiences over two summers, each six weeks. Occasionally, some workshops and meetings may be scheduled on Fridays after 4pm and Saturdays, but no class sessions. All students must commit to taking 2 courses for 5 consecutive semesters, including 2 summer terms.
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THE APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THE ECSE MASTER’S PROGRAM HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MAY 30TH, 2015
THIS NEW COHORT WILL NOW START IN SUMMER B TERM, JUNE 27TH 2015
THE PROGRAM OFFERS A SUBSTANTIAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD TO ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES
SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORT NEWS
For eligible applicants, the School of Education and Human Development offers generous scholarships that will substantially reduce tuition. The School makes these awards at the same time as final admissions-decisions are made.
ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR QUALIFIED CANDIDATES FROM THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION BUREAU OF EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATION AND STUDENT SERVICES
Attention ESE teachers who are teaching students identified as having
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
in Florida public schools
**The Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Endorsements Tuition Support Program offered by the FLDOE provides financial assistance to ESE teachers of up to $1000 per course for tuition support.
- Hold a Florida Educator Certificate in Exceptional Student Education
- Currently employed in a Florida public school
- Teach students identified as ASD, Severe/Profound or PreK/ESE
- Enrolled in a college or university (Note: The applicant should follow the admission policy and course registration procedures for that institution. Upon successful completion of the registration process, an applicant may apply for the tuition support program.)
Program recipients must agree to teach students identified as ASD, Severe/Profound or PreK/ESE in a Florida public school for a minimum of one year for every six hours of tuition support received.
This means that the 30-hour ECSE master’s program will require 5 years of teaching in the specific fields listed.
Details & Application:
** The Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Endorsements Tuition Support Program scholarship is separate from the School Of Education and Human Development tuition scholarship available to qualified students.
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