Explore the Programs at Miami Dade College

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Program Overview

As recently reported by major news outlets, Florida is facing serious teacher shortages in nearly all school districts across the state. Shortages now also extend to elementary education, which had historically been the easiest jobs to fill. School districts are ramping up recruitment efforts to meet their growing needs. The likelihood of immediate employment upon graduation is high and your degree from MDC's state-approved teacher education program will put you at a great advantage.

MDC's School of Education offers a state-approved Bachelor of Science program in Exceptional Student Education (K-12). The degree trains teachers to work with children with disabilities who need specially designed instruction and related services. Graduates of the program are eligible for Florida Professional Teacher Certification in ESE, Reading, and ESOL.

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Program Details

Hallmarks of our programs include a focus on education neuroscience, research-based best practices in teaching and learning, differentiated instruction, technology for teaching and learning, and extensive clinical experience that bridges theory and practice.

Career Prospects

The U.S. Department of Education projects a shortage of skilled teachers in the coming years. Graduates of this program will be extremely well positioned for employment in the field, whether in the state of Florida or nationwide. This degree leads to multiple teaching opportunities in education centers and public/private schools.

Nearly 100% of our graduates find employment in the field.

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