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Minor in Special Education

The purpose of this minor is to provide undergraduate students with an overview of the field of special education. An interdisciplinary program of required and elective courses ensures that students are exposed to a variety of courses pertaining to disability in our society

Competencies attained by students completing this minor are of both a theoretical and practical nature and stimulate student interest in occupations serving individuals with disabilities. Direct contacts with individuals with disabilities are designed to help students determine if working in the area of special education is a career choice.

Required Courses

Course
Description
Units
CD 300
or
CD 655
Human Communicative Development & Discorders
or
Dynamics of Communication Development

3
PSY 200
General Psychology
3
SPED 330
Introduction to Disabilities
3
SPED 672
or
SPED 675
Inclusive Learning Environments for Young Children
or
Working with Families of young Children with Disabilities
3

 

 

 

 

 

Elective Courses
Choose two courses from among the following: 6 units

Course
Description
Units
SPED 310 Exploring Visual Impairment
3
SPED 370
Young Children Disabled or At Risk, and Their Families
3
SPED 655
Basic Orientation and Mobility for Learners with Visual Impairments
3
SPED 671
Positive Behavior Support for Young Children
3
SPED 688
American Sign Language
3

Total for Minor program : 18 units



Program Advisor
Sandra Rosen, Ph.D.
Burk Hall 150
(415) 338-1245
srosen@sfsu.edu

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San Francisco, CA 94132 (415) 338-1161.