Special Education, Minor

This is a non-licensure minor that includes courses that fulfill post-baccalaureate licensure in Special Education.

SPED 290Introduction to Special Needs and Lab 13
Special Education Core
SPED 430Foundations in Mild to Moderate Disabilities3
SPED 450Curriculum Design & Implementation in Special Education3
SPED 460Positive Behavior Support in Special Education 23
SPED 470Collaboration in Educational Settings 23
Elective Courses
Select 3-9 credits of the following:3-9
ECSE Foundations
Infants, Toddlers, & Families in ECSE & Lab
Programming for ECSE
Infants and Toddlers
Food Sanitation and Safety
Introduction to Adapted Physical Education & LAB 3
Adapted Physical Education Methods & LAB 3
Assessment & Educational Planning & Lab
Diseases and Disorders in Childhood
Procedural Safeguards in Special Education
Compliant Practices in IEP Writing
Autism Spectrum Disorders:Issues & Needs
Total Credits18-24

SPED 400 Field Experience in Special Education (0-2 cr.) may be needed for transfer students without a lab experience.


SPED 460 Positive Behavior Support in Special Education (3 cr.) or SPED 470 Collaboration in Educational Settings (3 cr.) may be used for the DAPE Licensure.


PE 210 Introduction to Adapted Physical Education & LAB (3 cr.) and PE 481 Adapted Physical Education Methods & LAB (3 cr.) may be used for the DAPE Licensure.

Minor: Special Education Notes:

All courses with a SPED prefix can later be used toward the SPED-ABS degree/licensure.

Teacher licensure requirements given in this catalog are subject to change without notice to accommodate the requirements of licensure and accrediting agencies. These changes may be applied to students currently enrolled in the program. Students seeking a teaching license must complete a program approved by the Minnesota Board of Teaching; the University will then recommend that an appropriate license be issued. Students interested in Teacher Education should ask for the most up-to-date information on teaching licensure requirements in the Education Department Office.

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