Exceptional Student Education

Assist Children with Special Needs

Union Institute & University’s Exceptional Student Education major readies you to educate children with special learning needs and/or disabilities as a special education teacher (K-12). With an excellent foundation to teach and serve children and their families in diverse and inclusive environments, we make earning your online degree in special education an attainable goal.
 
Union has tailored our Exceptional Student Education program for individuals seeking to teach in the state of Florida, though students residing in other states may enroll (with the complexity of teaching licensure in other states, contact our Admissions Team to find out if our program can help your teaching licensure since not all states can guarantee eligibility). While the program is not currently structured to grant certification, it provides a vibrant and thorough educational foundation for students who wish to apply for certification in their state.

Careers of our Exceptional Student Education Graduates

Union’s Business Administration graduates excel in a variety of business careers with the skills they learn at Union. With Union’s degree, you’ll be ready to address future issues in domestic and international business operations, and employers will be looking for people like you who understand the global marketplace.

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Specific Learning

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Skills & Benefits

applying your degree to your experience

Applied & Academic Skills
  • Identify relevant skills needed to help all children learn to their fullest potential.
  • Adapt teaching to a wide range of diverse students.
  • Create positive learning environments.

Exceptional Student Education Structure & Courses

•  120 Credit Hours Program (minimum)
•  Full-time & part-time options
• January, May, and September start dates
• Up to 90 semester hours in transfer credits
  • Psychological and Sociological Foundations of Education
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    EDU 317
  • Classroom Management
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    EDU 330
  • Foundations and Practices in Teaching Reading
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    EDU 331
  • Educational Assessment
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    EDU 334
  • Effective Instructional Practices
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    EDU 335
  • Integrating Educational Technology Across the Curriculum
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    EDU 336
  • Practicum in Early Childhood Setting
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    EDU 450
  • Capstone Workshop: Student Teaching Seminar
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    EDU 496
  • Contemporary Perspectives on Classroom Organization
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    EDU 497
  • Capstone Learning Experience: Student Teaching
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    EDU 499
  • Independent Studies
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    ESE 100
  • Special Topics
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    ESE 190
  • Foundations of Exceptional Student Education
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    ESE 321
  • Assessment of Exceptional Students
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    ESE 322
  • Language Development and Learning
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    ESE 327
  • Educational Management of Exceptional Students
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    ESE 331
  • Teaching Personal and Social Skills to ESE
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    ESE 333
  • Individualized Education Plans: Planning and Implementing
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    ESE 336
  • Transition Planning
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    ESE 337
  • Family, School, and Community Collaboration
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    ESE 338
  • Instructional Practices in Special Education
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    ESE 339
  • Cross-Cultural Communication
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    ESOL 321
  • Applied Linguistics
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    ESOL 322
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