The following courses, of which all are existing approved courses, are required for the minor of which students will be invited to choose which track that would like to participate in-Special Education teaching track or the disability awareness track.

Special Education Minor-Educational Track
EDFD 110 Human Development and Learning
EDSP 200 Identification and Issues
EDSP 203 Communication and Collaboration
EDSP 205 Foundations in Early Childhood Special Education
EDSP 360 Characteristics and Strategies
EDSP 380 Classroom and Behavior Management

Special Education Minor-Disability Track
EDFD 110 Human Development and Learning
EDSP 200 Identification and Issues
EDSP 201 Introduction to the Emotionally Disturbed
EDSP 367 Special Education: Behavior and Social Skills Management
EDSP 372 Communication Strategies and Techniques
*Special Education Elective

Special Education Electives available for the Disability Track include the following courses:

EDSP 203 Communication and Collaboration
EDSP 362 Mild Moderate Support Services

Outcomes of Special Education Minor program

  1. Candidates demonstrate challenging expectations for individuals with exceptionalities to develop the highest possible learning outcomes and quality of life potential in ways that respect their dignity, culture, language, and background.
  2. Candidates demonstrate a high level of professional competence and integrity and exercising professional judgment to benefit individuals with exceptionalities and their families.
  3. Candidates will promote meaningful and inclusive participation of individuals with exceptionalities in their schools and communities.
  4. Candidates will develop relationships with families based on mutual respect and actively involving families and individuals with exceptionalities in decision making.
  5. Candidates will use evidence, instructional data, research, and professional knowledge to inform practice.
  6. Candidates will practice within the professional ethics, standards, and policies of CEC; upholding laws, regulations, and policies that influence professional practice; and advocating improvements in laws, regulations, and policies.