What does it cost?
Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

How long will it take?

Minimum of 18 credit hours (six classes)

Where can I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Atlanta Campus

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

Call 404-413-8000 to find out about deadline dates for this program.

Special Education – High Incidence Disabilities, Minor

The minor in Special Education High Incidence Disabilities provides undergraduate students with knowledge and experiences in special education. This program will explore the needs of students with behavior and learning disabilities (for example, learning disabilities, emotional disturbance, ADHD and mild intellectual disabilities) and will study the issues related to the settings and learning environments in which they are served.

Completion of the minor does not lead to certification in special education. Students interested in teacher certification in special education should review the certification page and contact the College of Education & Human Development’s Office of Academic Assistance and undergraduate admissions.

These disabilities are the most frequently represented areas of disabilities in schools today, with students being served across a continuum of placements.

Special Education – High Incidence Disabilities, Minor

The minor in Special Education High Incidence Disabilities provides undergraduate students with knowledge and experiences in special education. This program will explore the needs of students with behavior and learning disabilities (for example, learning disabilities, emotional disturbance, ADHD and mild intellectual disabilities) and will study the issues related to the settings and learning environments in which they are served.

Completion of the minor does not lead to certification in special education. Students interested in teacher certification in special education should review the certification page and contact the College of Education & Human Development’s Office of Academic Assistance and undergraduate admissions.

These disabilities are the most frequently represented areas of disabilities in schools today, with students being served across a continuum of placements.

What does it cost?

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

How long will it take?

Minimum of 18 credit hours (six classes)

Where can I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Atlanta Campus

Application Deadlines
View Admissions Requirements

Call 404-413-8000 to find out about deadline dates for this program.

Careers

A minor in special education is useful to candidates pursuing careers in education or other related fields.

Program Details

Admissions Requirements

Minor in Special Education Admission Requirements

A grade of C or higher is required in all courses counting toward the minor.

Students interested in teacher certification in special education should review the certification requirements page and contact the College of Education & Human Development Office of Academic Assistance and Graduate Admissions, 404-413-8000, College of Education & Human Development building, 3rd floor, Suite 300.

Program of Study

Students will be required to take the following 3 courses:

  • EXC 4020 Characteristics and Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities (3)
  • EXC 4570 Individual and Classroom Management (3)
  • EXC 4580 Instructional Methods for Students with Behavior and Learning Disabilities (3)

Students will be required to choose 3 of the following courses:

  • CSD 4320 Introduction to Language Disorders (3)
  • EDUC 3010 Introduction to Urban Education (3)
  • EPY 2050 Human Growth and Development (3)
  • EXC 4560 Educational Evaluation of Students with Disabilities (3)
  • EXC 4590 Functional and Social Methods for Students with Behavior Learning Disabilities (3)
  • EXC 4600 Infusing Co-Teaching Strategies across the Content Areas (3 hours)

Total Program Hours: 18 hours

Description

Additional information

campus

Atlanta Campus

non-degree

Minor

Contacts

Program Coordinator
DaShaunda Patterson
dspatterson@gsu.edu
404-413-8328

Learning Sciences
404-413-8040

Mailing Address & Office Location
Learning Sciences
College of Education & Human Development, Suite 750
30 Pryor St. SW
Atlanta, GA 30303

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