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 intellectual disability, autism, developmental disabilities, specific 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, human development and family science, 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 three required and 15 elective credits. The required credits are met through enrollment in EDEX 111.