This minor will help prepare students to support individuals of all abilities through hands on experiences and up to date knowledge and instruction from the field of special education. Students will gain information on a wide variety of disabilities including high and low incidence disabilities. Students will be required to complete field work hours in a classroom or other relevant setting in some courses and will be expected to apply the knowledge and skills they have learned to their real world settings. Courses cover a wide breadth of knowledge including disabilities in the general education classroom, psychology, disability studies, and hands on strategies to teach skills.


Students must complete 6 courses for a total of 18 credits. Two of these courses are required and students have options for the remaining four courses. Students may count any of these courses to fulfill a Core requirement for both Core credit and also credit in the Special Education minor. Students are allowed to count a maximum of two (2) required courses for their major towards completion of this minor.

Required Courses (Total of 12 Credits) Credits
SPE 220 - Exceptionality in the Classroom 3
HWOS 432 - Disability Studies and Inclusive Communities or SPE 405 - Inclusive Methods and Data-Based Decision Marking 3
Four of the following (12 credits) Credits
Any SPE course 3
ASL 101 - Introduction to American Sign Language 3
EDU 486 - Site-Based Field Practicum 3
EDU 465 - Educational Studies Internship 3
PSY 105 - Introduction to Psychology 3
HWOS 432 - Disability Studies and Inclusive Communities 3
Total 12
Total Credits 18