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Academic Minor in Special Education

Students from other majors may choose to complete the special education minor. The coursework provides the foundations, theories, characteristics, and legal issues related to special education, and may be applied to special education licensure.*

Candidates must have completed 60 credit hours and hold 2.7 grade point average. Elementary Education majors must check first with their advisors.

Required Courses

Course No. Course Title Credits
SPED 4204 Assessment for Youth and Children with Disabilities
4
SPED 4381 Behavior Management Principles and Practices
4
SPED 4433 Foundations in Special Education
4
SPED 4435 Parent and Professional Communication/Collaboration
4
SPED 4452 Academic Interventions: Reading, Writing, and Math
4
Total Credits
20

* The special education minor alone does not meet all the requirements for K-12 Special Education licensure. In order to obtain a special education teaching certificate, you must complete the four remaining licensure courses and a final student teaching experience.

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