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This minor provides undergraduate students with background knowledge in severe disabilities. Completing this minor partially fulfills requirements for licensure in Special Education in Virginia.


At least eight credits must be unique to this minor and may not be used to fulfill requirements of the student's major, concentration, an undergraduate certificate, or another minor. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

Banner Code: SPSD

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 15


EDSE 401Introduction to Special Education3
EDSE 432Positive Behavior Supports3
EDSE 434Communication and Severe Disabilities3
EDSE 447Medical and Developmental Risk Factors for Children with Disabilities3
EDSE 469Interdisciplinary Approach for Children with Sensory and Motor Disabilities3
Total Credits15