*The BECE is a Joint Degree Program Offered by the
Department of Curriculum, Culture, and Educational Inquiry
(CCEI) and the Department of Exceptional Student Education (ESE).
The Department of Exceptional Student Education offers programs leading to
and Doctoral degrees. We also offer programs
leading to teaching certification, endorsement, and other types of
certification. We offer programs
and coursework at four different campuses (Boca Raton, Davie, Jupiter, and
Treasure Coast), so you are never far from a convenient location. We also offer
This site gives you the information you need about our degree programs, course
offerings, faculty research, and collaborative projects with schools and
As you review these pages, please keep in mind that our programs are
continuously under review by state and national accreditation agencies. If you
currently are a student in our program, please stay in close touch with your
academic advisor regarding possible changes to our courses or course sequence.
If you are interested in becoming a student at FAU, please review the
information here and contact the Department for
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The mission of the Department
of Exceptional Student Education is to provide leadership in our local, state,
national and international communities in the areas of teaching, research, and
service. Faculty and Department efforts promote research-based practices that
reflect changing societal needs of people with disabilities, their families, and
the professionals and organizations who work with them. This is accomplished by
bringing faculty, students, and members of our various communities together to
improve the quality of education for all members of an increasingly diverse,
technological, inclusive, and global society.
Adopted by ESE Faculty
December 2, 2005