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Special Education, Minor

Learn more about the process of teaching and learning as it relates to individuals with disabilities through Saint Louis University’s minor in special education. 

Gain new tools to assess, intervene and support learners with disabilities through this minor program, which is open to non-education majors. Courses also address federal laws covering the rights of individuals with disabilities. 

The minor complements degree programs in health-related fields such as occupational therapy; physical therapy; and speech, language and hearing sciences; as well as degrees in social work, psychology, sociology and public health. 

Students pursuing SLU's minor in special education will encounter faculty who understand and research the impact of disabilities on individuals and their families and the necessary educational and public policies to support them. The qualified faculty have K-12 special education teaching experience and care deeply about students. 

SLU's minor in special education does not qualify for state certification.

Required Courses: (16 credits)
EDSP 4310Ed & Psych of the Exp Ind3
or EDUC 1300 Exceptional Learners
EDSP 3700Intro to Disabilities Studies3
EDSP 3560Special Ed. Process3
EDSP 4600Medical Implications in Special Education3
EDSP 4510Collaboration in Special Education2
EDSP 4240Classroom Organization and Management (Early Childhood, ECSE, Elementary, Special Education)3
or EDSP 4250 Classroom Organization and Management (Middle, Secondary and Special Education)
Elective: please choose 1 class from the following:3
EDI 3015
Creative Arts & Play
EDI 3001
English Language Learners in the Mainstream Classroom
EDF 3840
Professional Ethics
EDL 3892
Leadership and Service Seminar
EDSP 4470
Teach Meth for Inc Class EC/EL
or EDSP 4480
Teaching Method Incl Class Mid & Sec
Total Credits20

Continuation Standards

Students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.00 for acceptance and continuation. Courses must be completed with no grade lower than a "C." A grade of "C-" does not satisfy the requirement. 

Apply for Admission

For additional admission questions, please contact:
Saint Louis University School of Education