Special Education (P-12) Minor

The Special Education (P-12) minor  prepares students to teach students with disabilities at all school grade levels.  The program focuses on the content of the discipline, as well as, the pedagogical skills necessary for teaching in a school classroom.  In order to teach with a minor, students must also have an Education major in another area.  Students majoring in Elementary Education (K-8) should also consider the Elementary Education (K-8) and Special Education (P-12) Combined major.

For specific Student Learning Outcomes see Education and Special Education.

Minor/Professional Education Program Requirements

Required classes:

SPED200Introduction to Exceptional Children

3

SPED206Collab & Conf Tech Spec Ed

3

SPED304Students W/ High Incidence Disabilities

3

SPED305Students With Low Incidence Disabilities

3

SPED323Assmnt/Evaluation in Special Education

3

SPED408Methods/Teaching/Lrn Behv Disorders

3

II. Other Program Requirements

Required classes:

ED305Classroom Management

2

ED324Diagnostic-Based Interventions

3

ED412Measurement and Assessment in Teaching

3

 

PSY203Developmental Psychology

3

or

PSY227Child & Adolescent Psychology

3

III. Teacher Licensure

To obtain teacher licensure in Special Education (K-12), a student must complete:

ED408Student Teaching in the Minor Area

5

or

ED410Student Teaching

12

IV. Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program and Student Teaching

Students pursuing a major in any Teacher Education Program must be accepted to the program.  See Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program for specific details. 

In order for students to student teach, they must submit an application.  See Admission to Student Teaching for specific details.

 

Note:

  1. All Special Education (P-12) students must meet the following requirements: 1) earn a grade of “C-” or better in all Professional Education Requirements, Minor Program Requirements, and Other Program Requirements; 2) earn a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average; 3) earn a minimum 2.65 grade point average in Minor Program Requirements and in Other Program Requirements; and 4) earn a minimum 2.65 grade point average in Professional Education Requirements.
  2. See Secondary Education Requirements and Professional Education Requirements for Secondary Education.