Minor in Special Education

         Students majoring in Liberal Studies and working towards PK-6 licensure may pursue an 18-semester hour minor in Special Education. Students pursuing a Liberal Studies degree may take these courses toward a concentration in Special Education.

Requirements for a Minor in Special Education

  Semester Hours
ED 350, Reading and Language Development 3
ED 351, Field Practicum 0
ED 384, The Exceptional Student 3
ED 443, Diagnosis and Application of Reading and Language Development 2
ED 444, Practicum in Reading 1
ED 469, Classroom Management and Positive Behavioral Support 3
ED 471, Curriculum and Instruction for Students with Disabilities 3
ED 479, Assessment of Learning 3
Total 18

Requirements for a Certificate in Autism Studies

Students may earn a certificate in Autism Studies through the Autism Council of Virginia by satisfactorily completing the following courses:

  Semester Hours
ED 397, Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders 3
ED 486, Autism Spectrum Disorders: Behavior Modification 3
ED 487, Autism Spectrum Disorders: Curriculum and Program Development 3