Minor in Special Education

A minor in Special Education requires 21 hours, including:

SPED 2360Survey of Exceptionalities3
SPED 3338Educating Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders3
SPED 3390Assessing Students with Disabilities3
SPED 4344Educating Students with Mild Disabilities3
SPED 4345Teaching Language Arts to Students with Disabilities3
SPED 4374Classroom and Behavior Management Strategies for Students with Disabilities3
SPED 4381Educating Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities3
Total Hours21

Students pursuing a Minor in Special Education, who are not otherwise declared in a teacher certification-seeking degree plan, do not need to be admitted to the Teacher Preparation program. They will, however, encounter prerequisite restrictions when attempting to register for their SPED minor courses since those courses in the registration system list ‘Teacher Certification Cohort’ as a prerequisite requirement. In order to resolve this, those students will need to request prerequisite overrides each semester for each SPED course that they plan to register for by using the CI Department’s Prerequisite Override Request form.  For more information contact the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.