Special Education Minor

College of Education
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Who Would be Interested in a Special Education Minor?

Students who:

  • are pursuing careers in health and human service fields like nursing, occupational therapy, recreation, psychology, criminal justice and safety, and social work.
  • have an interest in supporting individuals with disabilities in their home and work communities.
  • are interested in the rich diversity of our world and are seeking information that will give them an understanding of the contributions that individuals with disabilities bring to the world.

Why a Special Education Minor?

Benefits of the minor

This minor provides the student with three required foundational courses in special education and then allows the student to choose three elective courses across areas of disability (early childhood special education, education of the deaf and hard of hearing or learning and behavior disorders). Students can focus their study in one area of special education or choose courses across all of the areas.

Learn from the Best

Faculty in the Department of Special Education have many years of experience in school and community settings working with individuals with disabilities, are passionate about making a difference for all people, and want students to share that passion.

What Are the Requirements for a Minor in Special Education?

  • SED 104 is required as a prerequisite for course work in Special Education.
  • SED 104 should be taken early and will count as part of the General Education program.

How Do I Get More Information?

Check the Undergraduate Catalog for the list of courses that can be taken toward a minor in Special Education.