Our minor in Special Education—Mild Intervention requires 18 credit hours and is designed for students interested in creating environments inclusive for learners of all abilities. Students learn how to assess and design programs for students receiving special education in courses and extensive field experiences. This minor is required for the Early Childhood licensure pathway, and both the minor and licensure pathway are available to students majoring in Elementary Education or Middle/Secondary Education. The minor is also available to Communication Sciences and Disorders students.
This licensure pathway focuses on the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for supporting English learners and their families in educational contexts. Students learn how to assess and design programs for English learners in courses and extensive field experiences. The program is available to students majoring in Elementary Education or Middle/Secondary Education.
Our Diverse Learners minor focuses on equipping pre-service teachers with the specialized knowledge necessary to meet the needs of students in an inclusive classroom. This 18-credit hour minor includes coursework in topics such as educating students with special needs, teaching English learners, special education law, and behavior management. This hour minor is open to all College of Education majors and students majoring in Music Education.