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Special Education Minor

  • Completion of the minor in Special Education will prepare students to have a better understanding of the social, emotional, and learning characteristic of individuals with mental retardation, autism, developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, brain injuries, emotional and behavioral disorders, physical disabilities, and multiple disabilities.

    In addition, students taking this minor will develop a thorough understanding of PL 105-17, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which addresses the rights of individuals and parents regarding inclusion in the regular classroom, delivery of services in inclusive settings, and transition planning.

    Special Education Minor Complements Many Courses of Study

    This minor would be of interest to sociology, psychology, child development and family relations, criminology, and secondary education majors who are interested in interacting or working with individuals with disabilities. To be accepted into the minor, a student must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.

    The minor in special education is an 18-credit program with 3 required and 15 elective credits. The required credits are met through enrollment in EDEX 111.