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Special Education

Saint Louis University’s School of Education offers a minor for non-education majors interested in special education.

Minor in Special Education

The School of Education’s minor in special education is open to non-education majors and requires 20-21 credit hours. The minor program will focus on mild/moderate disabilities but does not qualify you for state certification in mild/moderate disabilities.


The following courses are required for students minoring in special education:

  • EDSP 4310: Education and Psychology of the Exceptional Individual
  • EDSP 3700: Introduction to Disability Studies
  • EDSP 4240/4250: Classroom Organization and Management
  • EDSP 4610: Methods in Mild/Moderate Disabilities: Elementary or EDSP 4620: Methods in Mild/Moderate Disabilities: Secondary or EDSP 4540: Supervised Practicum in EC SpEd

Additionally, you will take three or more of the following courses to total at least eight credit hours:

  • EDSP 3560: The Special Education Process
  • EDF 3620: Multicultural Issues in the Classroom
  • EDSP 4510: Counseling in Special Education
  • EDI 4420: Assessing Classroom Performance
  • EDSP 4400: Speech and Language Development of the Exceptional Child or CSD
    3600: Speech Development and CSD 3800: Language Development
  • EDSP 4600: Medical Implications
  • EDSP 4620: Intro to Mild/Moderate Disabilities or EDSP 4540: Supervised Practicum in Early Childhood Special Education
  • EDI 4290: Mathematics for Diverse Learners
  • EDSP 4640: Seminar in ECSE
Internships and Careers

Career options for people who minored in special education may include teaching assistant or an administrative position. You may also choose to continue your studies in one of our education graduate programs in educational foundations or leadershipbefore entering the workforce.

Tuition and Fees

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