This minor provides undergraduate students with background knowledge in teaching students with mild 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. 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: High-incidence3
EDSE 251Classroom Management and Positive Behavior Supports3
EDSE 341Language Acquisition and Reading Development3
EDSE 441Instructional Strategies for Reading and Writing3
Total Credits15