Special Needs Minor

Required credits for this minor: 20

This minor compliments all education majors (i.e., early childhood, elementary, secondary) and potential service providers (i.e., health care, fitness and wellness). It provides the breadth and depth of content and methods necessary to provide developmentally appropriate supports for a variety of individuals with special needs in multiple settings. Students seeking this minor have flexibility to adapt their program to fit career goals/interests through selecting appropriate elective courses. This minor will NOT lead to certification for special education, but coursework may be applied to a special education teaching major.

Requirements

Required Courses

EDUC 390Special Needs in an Inclusive Environment

3

SPED 338/EC 338Home, School, Community Relations

3

SPED 389Foundations of Special Education

3

SPED 497Special Education Internship

0.50-12.00

Total Credit Hours:11
2 SH (60 clock hours) are required for SPED 497

Electives (minimum 9 SH)

EC 204Sign Language II

4

EC 211Observations, Assessment, and Interpretation Techniques

3

EC 341Routines, Guidance & Learning Environments for Infants and Toddlers

3

HPER 333Adapted Physical Education

2

PSYC 360Introduction To Personality Theory

3

PSYC 370Psychology of Abnormal Behavior

3

SPED 237Special Needs in ECE

3

SPED 330/PSYC 330Behavior Modification and Management

3

SPED 336/EC 336Social & Emotional Development & Guidance in ECE

3

SPED 343Classroom Accommodations and Modifications

3

SPED 344Augmented and Alternative Communication

3

SPED 350/EDUC 350Reading Assessment and Intervention

3

SPED 351/EDUC 351Remedial Reading Practicum

1.00-2.00

SPED 382Intellectual Disabilities

3

SPED 383Intellectual Disabilities Practicum

1.00-2.00

SPED 384Emotional Disturbance

3

SPED 385Emotional Disturbance Practicum

1.00-2.00

SPED 386Learning Disabilities

3

SPED 387Learning Disabilities Practicum

1.00-2.00

SPED 388Autism Spectrum Disorders

3

SPED 395Transition

2

SPED 396Special Education Law

3

SPED 397Assessment of Students with Disabilities

3

SPED 497Special Education Internship

0.50-12.00

Total Credit Hours: 20