Toni Jennings Exceptional Education Institute (TJEEI) is dedicated to preparing and retaining exceptional student education teachers and professional educators who serve children and adults with special needs.
In collaboration with Central Florida partners, TJEEI provides families of children with disabilities, UCF faculty and students, and educators with access to current information, resources and learning opportunities. Through teaching and research clinics, UCF faculty and students associated with the institute offer students with disabilities and their families services focused on assessment, behavior, reading, mathematics and community counseling.
Scholars benefited from TJEEI's initiatives
Over 25,000 exceptional education teachers and leaders prepared
Families served with screening events since 2017
In external funding secured since 2017
Inclusive Education Services
Inclusive Education Services provides young adults with intellectual disabilities an inclusive, comprehensive, non-degree-seeking college experience. It is a certified transition program focusing on post-graduation employment and independence.
Project FOCUS helps students struggling with organization, planning, memory, anxiety and other executive-function issues. The program consists of 10 sessions during which coaches develop an online personalized, comprehensive plan to bolster students' academic performance.
Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Certificate
The UCF Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis prepares students to become board-certified behavior analysts. The Association for Behavior Analysis International approved our course sequence for students in education, psychology, communication disorders and related fields. Students enrolled in this program receive hands-on practical experience through the Applied Behavior Analysis Clinic.