Jacksonville Special Education Teaching Programs
Jacksonville students who aspire to lead special education classrooms can find undergraduate and/or graduate degree options at a few institutions. This article focuses on the courses and fieldwork required in two schools' programs. It also includes a table of statistics that presents a variety of facts on the colleges, ranging from info on campus settings to graduation rates.
- Trinity Baptist College, located about four miles from downtown Jacksonville, offers two bachelor's degree programs and one master's degree program in special education.
- Situated roughly 39 miles from central Jacksonville, Flagler College - St. Augustine offers a bachelor's degree program in education that gives students the opportunity to earn certifications in elementary education and exceptional student education as well as teaching endorsements in reading and English for Speakers of Other Languages.
Comparison of Schools
Use this table to get a side-by-side comparison of the tuition costs, acceptance rates, student enrollment numbers and more for the profiled schools. The facts and figures it displays may help you decide which college comes out on top when it comes to meeting your educational needs.
|University of North Florida||Trinity Baptist College|
|School Type||4-year, public*||4-year, private, not-for-profit*|
|Total Enrollment (2017)||16,309*||366*|
|Campus Setting||Large city*||Large city*|
|Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (2017-2018)||$6,394 in-state; $20,798 out-of-state*||$11,640*|
|Percent of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2016-2017)||80%*||97%*|
|Acceptance Rate (2017)||59%*||34%*|
|Retention Rate (2016-2017)||81% for full-time students; 55% for part-time students*||64% for full-time students; 100% for part-time students*|
|Graduation Rate (2011 start date)||57% (9% transfer-out rate)*||35%*|
Source: *NCES College Navigator
Trinity Baptist College
This four-year private Christian school offers several special education programs. Students can enroll in a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education or Secondary Education with a concentration in special education or a Master of Education in Special Education.
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a Concentration in Special Education
This special education program can prepare students for their Florida teaching certification for grades K-6. Coursework includes topics like math and reading disabilities, collaboration techniques between parents and teachers, special education counseling and student assessment techniques.
Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education with a Concentration in Special Education
Students interested in special education at the secondary level can enroll in this program. This program also prepares students for Florida teaching certification. Course topics covered in this program include diagnosis and evaluation, language development, teaching exceptional students, adapting the curriculum and teaching students reading skills.
Master of Education in Special Education
This master's degree program is available to students in an online format. However, students must participate in two on-campus residence courses. Students in this program take core courses in Christian education, research and writing and special education and the Christian viewpoint. Special education coursework covers dealing with challenging behavior, reading disabilities, curriculum adaptation, math disabilities and program development.
Flagler College - St. Augustine
Flagler College's bachelor's degree program in special education is offered through the Department of Education.
Bachelor of Arts in Education with a Concentration in Elementary Education/Exceptional Student Education
Graduates of this program receive certification in both elementary education and K-12 exceptional student education, along with endorsements in reading and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). The program's curriculum includes classes in instruction methods, classroom management, techniques in assessing exceptional learners, speech disabilities, and instructional practices for exceptional students. During their studies, students must complete several practicums in areas such as reading instruction, math, science, language arts and curriculum development.