Minor in Special Education
The Special Education minor is designed to prepare students to have the skills and knowledge to work with learning with disabilities in education settings.
This 18 credit hour program is highly desirable for students seeking to learn more about students with disabilities, and those seeking employment by school districts who hire individuals to formulate effective individualized instructional interventions using a variety of methodologies and modifications, incorporate accommodations and transitions into program plans, and who can consult with appropriate personnel in the development of maximum educational opportunities for students with disabilities. This minor will not meet the requirements needed for teacher licensure in the state of Virginia as outlined by the Virginia Department of Education. For information regarding licensure, please contact the School of Education's Student Services Center.
|SEDP 201||Teaching Individuals With Mild and Moderate Disabilities||3|
|SEDP 203||Special Education Law||3|
|SEDP 330||Survey of Special Education||3|
|SEDP 405||Collaborative Practices and Co-teaching in Inclusive Schools||3|
|SEDP 495||Universal Design for Learning and Transition||3|
|One elective course from this list:|
|SEDP 320||Development and Implementation of Positive Behavior Support Plans||3|
|SEDP 378||Teaching Math to Students With Disabilities||3|
|SEDP 380||Teaching Reading to Students With Disabilities||3|
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Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.8 to declare a minor in education and must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.8 throughout the course work in the minor.