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College: Education and Human Services
Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Education
Major: Special Education
Concentration: Exceptional Student Education
Effective Term: Fall 2010
The Osprey Map provides a term-by-term sample schedule for each undergraduate academic program at the University of North Florida. It is designed to guide students in the selection of courses each term. The "Mile Marker" courses in the right-hand column are those courses that should be completed before or by the end of that term. Following the sample schedule, and completing the mile marker courses at the appropriate point of your undergraduate career, will facilitate graduation in four years. The term-by-term model assumes full-time enrollment. For students enrolled part-time, the sample schedule and mile markers should be followed based on the number of credits completed. The Osprey Map should be used in consultation with an academic advisor.

The undergraduate program in Exceptional Student Education prepares teachers with competencies necessary to produce achievement gains and desirable behavior changes in students with disabilities. These competencies should enable the educators to assist learners to realize their full potential in ways which are meaningful and satisfying to the learners and which lead them to effective participation as members of society. Click on the Students tab of the Career Services webpage for major exploration and employment information.

Students should refer to their personalized Degree Evaluation provided by an academic advisor and to other university resources for additional university and college-specific policies. Visit the undergraduate university catalog for more information.

Summer terms may be utilized to facilitate graduation in four years.

  • Visit the university catalog for a list of General Education requirements. An Associate in Arts (AA) degree from a Florida public university, state college or community college satisfies UNF general education and Gordon Rule requirements. General Education Math selection for First Time in College (FTIC) students is contingent upon Math Placement exam results, SAT/ACT math scores, the student’s major and/or credit received through accelerated mechanisms (Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Dual Enrollment, etc). Special Education majors are encouraged to take MGF 1113 Math for Teachers I to satisfy 3 of the 6 semester hours of General Education Mathematics. Education majors must complete all General Education course work with a grade of C or higher. A grade of D is acceptable in some General Education course work to meet university requirements, however D grades are not acceptable for Education majors. Visit the Exceptional Student Education (K-12) webpage for major information and for a complete list of Special Education prerequisites. Students are encouraged to speak with College of Education faculty directly regarding questions about the teaching profession. All freshmen and sophomores (students with 0-59 credit hours) should consult their academic advisor in the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) or the UNF Honors Program.

  • Admission into the College of Education and Human Services requires a minimum of 60 semester hours or a state of Florida AA degree with a grade point average of 2.5 or better and passing scores on all four parts of the General Knowledge (GK) test prior to Term 5. Program admission requires a decision by a college administrator or faculty member. Students are not guaranteed admission into this program, and can not degree progress into Term 5 (61-75 hours) until admitted into this program. Find specific admission criteria for this program on your Degree Evaluation, college website, university catalog or consult your academic advisor. For more information visit the College of Education and Human Services Advising Office webpage.

  • A minimum grade of "C" is required in all course work.

  • When selecting Free Electives, students should consider courses in the Liberal-Arts. First Time in College (FTIC) and Lower Level transfer students should consult an Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) advisor for course recommendations.

  • Students must maintain a minimum GPA of a 2.5 or better for each semester they are enrolled in a teacher education program.

  • A level 2 background check (including fingerprints) done and verified by the school district in which the field/clinical experiences will be completed is required prior to the assignment of any student to a field/clinical experience. Students not cleared by the school district will not be permitted access to schools.

  • All course work including successful completion of Field Labs I and II are prerequisites for Student Internship (Term 8). Courses with field lab requirements must be completed during fall and spring terms.

  • Passing the Professional Education and Subject Area exams of the Florida Teachers Certification Exam (FTCE) is required for completion of internship and graduation.

  • A minimum of 120 semester hours (48 hours at the upper 3000/4000 level) is required for the bachelor's degree. Exceptional Student Education students must complete a total of 126 semester hours. Students must complete at least 25 percent of the required degree credit hours in residence at UNF.
 
Term 1: Attempted Hours 0-15
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
ENC1101 G(W) College Writing 3  
EDF1005 Intro to Teaching Profession (Program Prerequisite) 3  
Select a General Ed Math Course (Recommend Math for 3  
Teachers I or College Algebra)  
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
Select a Free Elective(If needed to satisfy 126 total hours) 3  
Total Hours: 15
 
Term 2: Attempted Hours 16-30
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
Select a second Gen Ed English Course(See Degree Evaluation) 3  
EDF2085 Intro to Diversity Educators (Program Prerequisite) 3  
Select a General Ed Math Course (Recommend Math for 3  
Teachers I or College Algebra)  
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
Select a Free Elective(If needed to satisfy 126 total hours) 3  
Total Hours: 15
 
Summer 1
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
Take General Knowledge (GK) Test. Submit test score  
results to COEHS Advising Office.  
 
Term 3: Attempted Hours 31-45
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
Select a third Gen Ed English Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3   EDF1005 Intro to the Teaching Profession Minimum Grade C
EME2040 Intro to Tech for Educators (Program Prerequisite) 3   EDF2085 Intro to Diversity for Educators Minimum Grade C
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3   FTCE General Knowledge Exam
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
Select a Free Elective(If needed to satisfy 126 total hours) 3  
Total Hours: 15
 
Term 4: Attempted Hours 46-60
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3   EME2040 Intro to Technology for Educators Minimum Grade C
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3   General Education Requirements
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
Select a Free Elective(If needed to satisfy 126 total hours) 3  
Select a Free Elective(If needed to satisfy 126 total hours) 3  
Total Hours: 15
 
Summer 2
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
 
Term 5: Attempted Hours 61-75
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
EDF3151 Nature Of The Learner 3   EEX3202 Psych/Soc Exceptional Learners Minimum Grade C
EEX3202 Psych/Soc Exceptional Learners 3   EEX4221 Ed Assessment/Learners Except Minimum Grade C
EEX4101 Language Development/Disorders 2  
EEX4221 Ed Assessment/Learners Except 3  
RED3310 Reading Method Elem Teachers 3  
EDF3945 Field Laboratory I 2  
Total Hours: 16
 
Term 6: Attempted Hours 76-90
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
EEX4604 Behavior Mang and Rsrch 3   EEX4604 Behavior Mang and Rsrch Minimum Grade C
EEX4484 Math Sci Except Lrnrs 3   EEX3252 Lang Arts:Exceptional Learners Minimum Grade C
EEX3252 Lang Arts:Exceptional Learners 3   EEX4255 Curr/Instr: Learners Except Minimum Grade C
EDF3946 Field Laboratory II 2   EDF3945 Field Laboratory I Minimum Grade C
EEX4255 Curr/Instr: Learners Except 3  
Total Hours: 14
 
Summer 3
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
EEX4281 Soc,Pers,Car:Learners Except 3   EEX4616 Clsrm Mgmt Exceptional Learner Minimum Grade C
EDF4444 Assessment of Learn/Behavior 3   TSL3080 Principles and Issues in TESOL Minimum Grade C
EEX4616 Clsrm Mgmt Exceptional Learner 3  
TSL3080 Principles and Issues in TESOL 3  
Total Hours: 12
 
Term 7: Attempted Hours 91-105
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
EEX3250 Read Mthds:Learners Exception 3   EDF3946 Field Laboratory II Minimum Grade C
TSL4340 TESOL Methods and Curriculum 3   2.5 GPA required prior to Student Internship (EEX 4861)
EEX4474 Teach Mod/Sev 3  
EEX4753 Cooperative Consultation 3  
Total Hours: 12
 
Term 8: Attempted Hours 106-120
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
EEX4861 Internship 12  
Total Hours: 12
Total Program Hours: 126
The Osprey Map is not a contract between the University of North Florida and the student. It should be used as a general guide for the purpose of meeting requirements and constructing course schedules. The Map may be altered periodically to meet the objectives of the academic program or the university.

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