Program Overview

Nova Southeastern University, primarily located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, offers a Bachelor of Science in Exceptional Student Education. The program is designed to introduce student teachers to the necessary knowledge and concepts needed for a successful career as a teacher of exceptional students or special education needs.

The Exceptional Student Education program is Florida state-approved and provides students with the initial preparation for certification. The specialized curriculum emphasizes the intricate and critical understanding of students with multiple disabilities both within the inclusive classroom and/or in special educational settings. In addition to the specialized courses, the Education program also establishes a foundation of the history of special education, including current state and federal legislation, as well as preparation in classroom management, curriculum development, and methods of teaching reading, mathematics, and life skills to special needs students.

Students can gain the best practices and proper application through the innovative virtual classroom and a solid education that parallels Florida’s standards for teaching English as a second language (ESOL) to students. Graduates can use the exceptional education degree in many fields of education and human services fields that require an advanced degree and a knowledge of learning strategies.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    NCATE accredited

    School Overview

    Nova Southeastern University may have started as a small independent not-for-profit university when it first educated its first students in 1964, however this Ft. Lauderdale campus followed the lead of many growing movements from the sixties and quickly expanded into a modern global facility promoting distance learning by 1972. Today, NSU hosts field-based programs in more than twenty states, as well as internationally.

    Nova Southeastern University awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctorate degrees. Nova Southeastern University offers a large number of online degree programs to accommodate a wide range of students. Students can choose from online undergraduate degrees and graduate degrees. Online classes at Nova Southeastern University occur in both synchronous and asynchronous formats to best facilitate an interactive environment between students and faculty.


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