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The Teach Well Online Academy consists of a minimum of 36 semester hours of graduate level credit. The program is designed to prepare teachers to work with students who have disabilities. The program covers a range of topics that address issues within the field of special education and designing effective instruction for students with various needs. Courses are delivered via distance education using a variety of online instructional methods. No on-campus meetings are required.

The program is designed primarily for part-time students. Generally, participants take 2 courses per semester (including summers) and complete the program in 2 years. Please reference the program planner below.

Four courses in the program include projects for which program participants need access to a classroom or a student. These projects serve as program’s field component. Separate practicum experiences or internship placements are not required. Most Teach Well participants are practicing teachers and complete these assignments in their own classrooms. However, neither a background in education nor employment as a teacher is required to be eligible for admission to Teach Well.

Courses Contain

EEX 6072 Accessing Academic and Social Communities for Students with Disabilities

EEX 6098 Students with Disabilities in Higher Education

EEX 6125 Intervention for Language and Learning Disabilities

EEX 6222 Evaluation in Special Education

EEX 6233 Assessment, Curriculum, and Instruction: Mild Disabilities

EEX 6296 Academic Strategies for Postsecondary Students with Disabilities

EEX 6296 Differentiated Instruction

EEX6299 Understanding Assessment for Students with Disabilities

EEX 6750 Families and Transition for Students with Disabilities

EEX 6661 Teaching and Managing Behavior for Student Learning



Program requirements

A full-time job in educationGRE testGPA of 3.0+ (undergraduate, upper division GPA)3 Letters of RecommendationStatement of Purpose / Admissions EssayResume English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 80

Financial aid for graduate students is available from a number of sources at the University of Florida.

Many departments and colleges within UF offer scholarships, assistantships and fellowships to qualified students pursuing master’s degrees and doctoral degrees. Contact your specific graduate program to find out what financial aid opportunities are available at the department and college level, and what is required to qualify for them.

The UF Graduate Fellowship Initiative combines legislative funding and private donations to create competitive financial aid packages for Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Fine Arts students. To read more about Alumni Graduate Fellowships, Graduate School Fellowships, Presidential Fellowships and fellowships offered by individual colleges within UF, visit its website by clicking here: UF Graduate Fellowship Initiative.

The UF Office of Graduate Minority Programs offers different forms of financial aid, such as scholarships and internships, for graduate students from minority and underrepresented backgrounds, such as first-generation college students and students in non-traditional majors.

The UF Honors Program offers a number of fellowships, grants and scholarships for studying here at UF or abroad. For more information, visit its website by clicking here: UF Honors Program

The UF Graduate Student Council offers grants for graduate student research and travel. For more information, visit its website by clicking here: UF Graduate Student Council.

The UF Libraries Data Sources for Funding Webpage lists links to a number of sources for grants and other funding. To access this resource, click here: UF Libraries Data Sources for Funding Webpage.

The online UF Graduate School Financial Aid Bulletin Board provides you with links to organizations outside UF that offer fellowships, grants and scholarships to graduate students. Visit this webpage by clicking here: Financial Aid Bulletin Board Board.

UF Student Financial Affairs oversees and coordinates all financial aid operations at UF. Its website has a wealth of online material about loans, grants, scholarships, student employment and other forms of financial aid from university, government and outside sources, as well who is eligible for them and how to apply for them. Check out its webpage on graduate financial aid available from departmental, college and university-wide sources on the UF campus by clicking here: Graduate Financial Aid Webpage.

Accreditation

The University of Florida (UF) is a major, public, comprehensive, land-grant, research university. The state’s oldest and most comprehensive university, UF is among the nation’s most academically diverse public universities. UF has a long history of established programs in international education, research and service. It is one of only 17 public, land-grant universities that belong to the Association of American Universities. The Association of American Universities is a nonprofit association of 61 U.S. and two Canadian preeminent public and private research universities. Founded in 1900, the AAU focuses on national and institutional issues that are important to research-intensive universities, including funding for research, research and education policy, and graduate and undergraduate education.

The University of Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor, master, specialist, engineer, doctoral and professional degrees.

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