This minor provides undergraduate students with background knowledge in teaching students with mild disabilities. Completing this minor partially fulfills the requirements for Virginia’s initial teaching licensure in special education-general curriculum K-12.


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. Students must complete all coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.00. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

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Minor Requirements

Total credits: 15


EDSE 201Introduction to Special Education3
EDSE 241Characteristics of Students with Disabilities who Access the General Curriculum3
EDSE 251Classroom Management and Positive Behavior Supports3
EDSE 341Language Acquisition and Reading and Writing Development3
EDSE 441Instructional Strategies for Reading and Writing3
Total Credits15