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The minor in special education is meant to provide students with specialized courses that will support the development of remedial, decision-making, and consultative skills and understandings requirements of a professional in inclusive settings where students with disabilities are served. Students who complete 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 Educations Student Services Center.

Students are able to declare the special education minor after completing 30 credits of baccalaureate course work. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.8 to declare the minor and must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.8 throughout the course work in the minor. The minor in special education requires 18 credits, consisting of the following:

Course Title Hours
SEDP 201Foundations of Teaching Special Education3
SEDP 282Multicultural Perspectives and Disability3
SEDP 330Survey of Special Education3
Select three of the following courses:9
Special Education and Disability Law
Family-Professional Partnerships
Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities
Classroom Management and Behavior Support for Students With Disabilities
Teaching Math to Students With Disabilities
Teaching Reading to Students With Disabilities
Total Hours18