This minor provides undergraduate students with background knowledge in teaching students with severe disabilities. Completing this minor partially fulfills the requirements for Virginia’s initial licensure in special education—adapted 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.

Banner Code: SPSD

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 15


EDSE 201Introduction to Special Education3
EDSE 251Classroom Management and Positive Behavior Supports3
EDSE 361Characteristics of Students with Severe Disabilities3
EDSE 362Communication with Severe Disabilities3
EDSE 469Individualized Supports and Specialized Care of Students with Severe Disabilities3
Total Credits15