Minor in Special Education

Students majoring in early childhood or elementary education, along with students not majoring in education, are welcome to minor in special education. The minor does not meet the requirements for special education teacher certification. To complete the minor, students take a minimum of six courses (18 credits).

Required courses for early childhood education majors:

  • SED211: Introduction to the Characteristics of Students With Exceptionalities
  • SED225: Language Development and Communication Problems of Children
  • SED232: Principles and Procedures for Behavior and Classroom Management
  • SED370: Working With Young Children With Language and Literacy Challenges
  • SED380: Strategies for Young Children With Diverse Learning Needs
  • SED397: American Sign Language I

Required courses for elementary education majors:

  • SED211: Introduction to the Characteristics of Students With Exceptionalities
  • SED225: Language Development and Communication Problems of Children
  • SED232: Principles and Procedures for Behavior and Classroom Management
  • SED350: Collaboration: Home, School and Community
  • Two additional electives in special education

Required courses for non-education majors:

  • SED211: Introduction to the Characteristics of Students With Exceptionalities
  • SED225: Language Development and Communication Problems of Children
  • SED350: Collaboration: Home, School and Community
  • SED397: American Sign Language I
  • Two additional electives in special education