Minor in Special Education

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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.

Required Courses         Credits
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    
SEDP 378   Teaching Math to Students With Disabilities    
SEDP 380   Teaching Reading to Students With Disabilities    
Total Hours         18


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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.



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