The master of science in education degree program with a specialization in exceptional student education (state-approved in Florida) meets all requirements of the Florida Department of Education exceptional student education (grades k–12) add-on certification. Completion of the MS degree program does not ensure certification or licensure.
Requirements to attain full certification are issued by each state department of education. Students are to refer to their respective State Departments of Education to determine specific certification/licensure requirements.
Florida participates in the Interstate Agreement on Qualification of Educational Personnel with 38 other states for teacher certification and/or licensure. Graduates who wish to teach outside the state of Florida must contact the state’s department of education for information for attaining certification through reciprocity.