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:

  • Introduction to the Characteristics of Students With Exceptionalities
  • Language Development and Communication Problems of Children
  • Principles and Procedures for Behavior and Classroom Management
  • Working With Young Children With Language and Literacy Challenges
  • Strategies for Young Children With Diverse Learning Needs
  • Sign Language I

Required courses for elementary education and non-education majors:

  • Introduction to the Characteristics of Students With Exceptionalities
  • Language Development and Communication Problems of Children
  • Principles and Procedures for Behavior and Classroom Management
  • Collaboration: Home, School and Community
  • Sign Language I
  • One of the following: Sign Language II, Working With Young Children With Language and Literacy Challenges or Strategies for Young Children With Diverse Learning Needs
  • The above requirement may also be fulfilled with the following one-credit courses: Learning Unlimited (taken twice) and Autism: Characteristics and Overview