The Special Education minor is offered through the School of Education for students interested in careers in special education outside the TK-12 classroom such as in educational policy, educational nonprofit organizations, educational film productions, and museum education. Students may declare a minor so that their Special Education coursework is acknowledged on their official transcript.
In order to maximize enrollment in Special Education courses within the undergraduate program, students are strongly encouraged to declare the Special Education minor early in their career. The Special Education minor is not applicable to Liberal Studies majors (Multiple Subjects credential students).
Completion of a Special Education minor does not equal completion of the requirements for a teaching credential. Students may complete the Special Education minor without completing all of the requirements for a teaching credential.
As a result of this program, candidates will:
Utilize evidence-based differentiated strategies and implement engaging and developmentally appropriate culturally and linguistically sensitive instruction
Design lessons based on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) guidelines that are aligned to California content standards
Exhibit professional responsibility and leadership while engaging all stakeholders
Apply knowledge of non-biased, evidence-based principles of assessment and interpret data to make appropriate and equitable academic, behavioral, and instructional decisions
Program Admission Requirements
Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher
Attend a Mandatory Application Information Session
Please contact the School of Education Enrollment Management Assistant Director to attend an information session. Applicants will receive an information packet that includes all application materials and instructions.
Minor in Education Application Form
CTC Certificate of Clearance
Tuberculin Skin Test Results (within the last 12 months)