Special Education, Minor

Program Code: SPLED_UMNR

Program Requirements

Requirement Credits
Requirements for the Minor 24

Requirements for the Minor

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10.

Prescribed Courses
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
EDPSY 14Learning and Instruction Keystone/General Education Course3
SPLED 400Inclusive Special Ed Foundations: Legal, Characteristics, Collaboration, Assessment, and Management4
SPLED 419Assistive Technology for General Education Teachers2
SPLED 461Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders: Issues and Concerns3
Additional Courses
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
SPLED 403AEvidence-Based Instruction for Elementary Students with Disabilities in Reading, Math, and Writin3
or SPLED 403B Evidence-Based Methods for Teaching Secondary Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings
Select one of the following:3
Individual Differences and Education Keystone/General Education Course
Infant and Child Development Keystone/General Education Course
Adolescent Development Keystone/General Education Course
Select 6 credits of the following:6
Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders
American Sign Language I
Deaf Culture Keystone/General Education Course
Developmental Considerations in the Assessment and Treatment of Language Disorders
Introduction to Disability Culture Keystone/General Education Course
Children and Families in Rehabilitation Settings and Human Services
Inclusive Leisure Services Keystone/General Education Course

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.

READ SENATE POLICY 32-00: ADVISING POLICY

University Park and Berks

David McNaughton
Professor
125 CEDAR Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-4452
dbm2@psu.edu

Career Paths

The minor in Special Education enhances the education of students who anticipate working with people with disabilities as educators, speech language pathologists, and/or therapists. The minor will enhance graduate study preparation for many students interested in working with people in applied settings, as well as persons who wish to pursue certification as a special education teacher.

Careers

Education, speech language pathology, occupational therapy.

Opportunities for Graduate Studies

Students who complete the Special Education minor will complete coursework that will prepare them for graduate study in special education.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATE STUDIES

Contact

University Park and Berks

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, COUNSELING, AND SPECIAL EDUCATION
125 CEDAR Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-4452
jlf5261@psu.edu

https://ed.psu.edu/epcse/special-education