Minor in Special Education

The Special Education minor consists of interdisciplinary coursework designed to familiarize students with the field of special education and disability studies and to gain knowledge and experience with theory and research in these areas. Students will explore the personal, historical, political, cognitive, and contextual factors that play a role in the lives of students with disabilities and in the lives of their advocates. Students will explore the career of Education Specialist while learning about various pathways to working with students with disabilities. 

Students must earn a minimum grade of C- in all courses for the minor.

Core Requirements (12 Units)
EDSP 101 13
WGS 75Introduction to Disability Studies3
EDUC 100AEducating Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings2
EDUC 100BEducating Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings Lab1
EDSP 119Legal and Social Foundations of Inclusive Education 13
Elective Options (6 Units)
Contexts for Development3
Choose one of the following: 2
Family Communication
Family Stress and Coping: Multicultural Focus
Child and Adolescent Development in Context
Gender & Disability
Language and Cognition3
Choose one of the following: 2
Language, Culture, and Critical Thinking
Introduction to Deaf Studies
Language Development
Development of Learning and Memory
Total Units18