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Academic Program Guide

Special Education

ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2016 and after)

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and multicultural requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

Graduates of the combined Bachelors/Masters program qualify for initial teacher certification in education of students with exceptionalities (ESE) with ESOL endorsement. The Special Education program is a limited-enrollment major that only admits new students in fall semesters. A departmental application is required to be considered for admission. The deadline to apply is April 1st. Eligibility is based on the requirements outlined on the college website:

Mapping Coordinator: Frank Amidon

Sample Schedule

Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 3
GE Core Mathematics: MAC1105 recommended3
GE History3
GE Social Science 3
GE Ethics3
Milestones 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Visit A.C.E for Strategies for Test Preparation workshop
Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 3
GE Mathematics or Statistics: STA1013 recommended 3
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice 3
GE Natural Science and Lab4
EDF1005 3
Milestones 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics Course ( ≥ C minus )
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Strongly Recommended: Take and pass all sections of the FTCE General Knowledge Exam
Term 3 hrs
GE E-Series3
GE Natural Science 3
GE Elective3
1st Scholarship in Practice (SIP) course3
SPC 1017, SPC 2608, COM2080 or other Oral Communication Competency Course3
Milestones 3
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics course ( ≥ C minus )
Complete EDF1005
Take and pass Florida Teaching Certification Exam - General Knowledge
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Strongly Recommended: Complete Oral Communication Competency
Term 4 hrs
EDF2085 or Elective 3
EME2040 or other Computer Literacy Course3
FAD2230, FAD3220, CHD2220, DEP2000, DEP2004, EDF4210 or EEX42013
GE Elective3
GE Elective3
Milestones 4
Complete all General Education coursework
Complete Computer Literacy Requirement
Complete Oral Communication Competency Requirement
Complete Multicultural/ Diversity Requirement
Complete one developmental course: FAD2230, FAD3220, CHD2220, DEP2000, DEP2004, EDF4210 or EEX4201 ( ≥ C minus)
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Apply to program by April 1st
Term 5 hrs
Milestones 5
Complete Term 5 courses ( ≥ C)
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Upper division GPA must be ≥ 3.0 in order to be admitted to FSU Graduate School
Term 6 hrs
Milestones 6
Complete Term 6 ( ≥ C)
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Upper division GPA must be ≥ 3.0 in order to be admitted to FSU Graduate School
Visit A.C.E. for free Getting Ready for the GRE test preparation workshop
Term 7 hrs
Milestones 7
Complete EDE4316, EEX4212, EEX4253, EEX4291, EEX4842 ( ≥ C)
Complete EEX5xxx ( ≥ B)
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Upper division GPA must be ≥ 3.0 in order to be admitted to FSU Graduate School
Take the GRE (Graduate Record Examination)
Term 8 hrs
Summer Term .
Milestones 8
Complete RED4941 ( ≥ C)
Complete EEX5017, EEX5239 and TSL5005 ( ≥ B)
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Upper division GPA must be ≥ 3.0 in order to be admitted to FSU Graduate School
Apply to FSU Graduate School by March 1st
Complete EEX5234 and EEX5456
Cumulative GPA ≥ 3.0
Term 9 hrs
Term 10 .
Milestones 9
Apply for student teaching internship
Pass FTCE Professional Knowledge Exam and Subject Area Exam
Cumulative GPA ≥ 3.0
Milestones 10
Earn Satisfactory grade in student teaching internship
Apply for graduation within first 2 weeks of semester

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: The Exceptional Student Education degree at Florida State University is a 5 year combined Bachelor's/Master's degree program. Students who cannot be admitted to Graduate standing will not be permitted to graduate with a degree in Education of Students with Exceptionalities. With a graduate degree: Special Education Teacher, Teacher of students with exceptionalities, Resource Room Teacher, and Teacher of students with disabilities.

Representative Employers: School Boards, Local Agencies which serve individuals with disabilities, Private Schools.

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at:

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University.

View Special Education Program Guide