Know someone with special needs—and you’re ready to learn how to help? Are you interested in a challenging and rewarding career?
Fast-track your career with maximum preparation in minimum time. Apply to Florida State University’s combined BS/MS pathway in Special Education and join our community of dedicated students and internationally renowned faculty who are focused on making a difference in the lives of our society’s most vulnerable people.
In this program, you’ll be prepared to transform the lives of people with:
Our program features:
As early as your first semester, you’ll experience what it’s like to be a teacher in actual classrooms, applying cutting-edge research, training, and resources to:
Hit the ground running with both your bachelor’s and master’s degrees and eligibility for:
Teaching is one of the most rewarding careers, and a typical path usually offers ample opportunities for professional development and growth.
There will always be a need for special education teachers. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for special education teachers is expected to grow by 6 percent through 2024. That translates into 28,100 new jobs. The median national annual salary for special education teachers is $57,910 per year. Your income as a special ed teacher may be slightly higher than that of a general classroom teacher, depending on the school district in which you teach.
With a master’s degree, you’ll also have more job opportunities than you would with just a bachelor’s. You could pursue a career in a school district, state education agency, corporate or non-profit organization, or higher education institution.
The FSU College of Education offers over $400,000 in scholarship and fellowship opportunities – more than any other public College of Education in the state of Florida. On top of that, the state of Florida is nationally ranked in the top 2 for lowest tuition. The tuition at Florida State University is an even better bargain compared to other public research universities. You can find information about tuition at FSU here.