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Undergraduate Degree Programs


Special Education Minor

Penn State Berks - Carole Roberts,
University Park, College of Education (SPLED)

PROFESSOR Pual Riccomini, Program Coordinator
PROFESSOR Paul Riccomini, in charge of major
PROFESSOR David McNaughton, in charge of minor

This minor provides undergraduate students with the opportunity for concentrated work in instructional practices to support the achievement of students with special education needs in general education classrooms. Students will learn strategies for creating a positive classroom environment that will promote student growth and achievement, effective instructional practices for students with special education needs, and techniques for assessing the academic progress of students. The targeted instructional practices have been demonstrated to be effective both with students with and those without special education needs.

The minor in Special Education responds to the growing need to provide appropriate instructional services to students with special education needs in general education classrooms.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)


EDPSY 14(3) (Sem: 1-4)
SPLED 400(4), SPLED 419(2), SPLED 461(3) (Sem: 5-8)

EDPSY 10 GS(3), HDFS 229 GS(3) or HDFS 239 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
SPLED 403A(3) or SPLED 403B(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6 credits from CSD 146 US;IL(3), CSD 218(3), CSD 269 GS;US;IL(3), CSD 300 US;IL(3), RHS 100 GS;US;IL(3), RHS 402(3), or RPTM 277 US(3) (Sem: 5-8)

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2013

Blue Sheet Item #: 41-05-084

Review Date: 02/19/2013



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