Academic Catalog 2024-2025

Slippery Rock University

Special Education, Minor

In this minor program, students seeking to become educators and/or community-based program coordinators will learn strategies for working with individuals with a wide range of learning, mental, and physical, abilities and levels of functioning in both the classroom and community-based settings.

To access Minor Requirements, please view the Curriculum Guide tab.

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Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

Minor GPA: 2.0 or higher

Minor Requirements

  • Students must complete at least 6 credit hours in their minor from SRU
  • A minimum of 6 credit hours must be upper division (courses numbered 300 and above)
  • A minor shall be no fewer than 18 credits
Foundation Courses
SPED 121Overview of Special Education3
SPED 222Introduction to Special Education Law3
Elective Courses
Select four of the following:12
The Nature and Needs of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Early Intervention Practices for Students with Disabilities
Technology in Special Education
Special Education Issues in Diverse Secondary Classrooms
Transition Across the Lifespan
Americans with Disabilities
Universal Intervention
Teaching in an Area of High Need
Targeted Instructional and Behavioral Interventions for Neuro-Diverse Learners
Intensive ELA Interventions for Neuro-Diverse Learners
Intensive Mathematics Interventions for Neuro-Diverse Learners
Total Hours18

Some courses may require pre-requisites. Please see course descriptions to determine if there are any pre-requisites for that specific course.

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

This program is effective as of Summer 2019.
Revised 10.28.2021
UCC 02.04.20