The Special Education Minor is a non-teaching certificate program for those who are pursuing a career in health and human services, and have a passion for working with individuals with disabilities, in one of the following fields: nursing, occupational therapy, recreation, psychology, criminal justice and safety, and social work. This special education minor program may also be of special interest to those in elementary or secondary teaching majors, who have a desire to teach in inclusive general education classrooms. This minor program does not require admission to the Initial Teacher Preparation Program, and does not lead to a teaching endorsement in special education. This program is open to any major on campus with the exception of special education.

What You Will Learn

In this minor you will be introduced to inclusion and disability studies in a diverse society, positive behavioral supports, school/family and community interaction, Autism Spectrum Disorders, learning disabilities as well as cognitive and emotional impairments.

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