Special Education

Minors

Applied Behavior Analysis

The minor in applied behavior analysis (15 credit hours) will prepare students to apply behavioral principles in order to increase or decrease targeted behaviors.  The ability to apply these principles is beneficial in the areas of education, nursing, psychology, speech and language pathology and other fields related to human services.

Autism Spectrum Disorders

The minor in autism spectrum disorder (15 credit hours) will educate students about the unique needs of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and provide students with additional training on effective strategies for successful integration of individuals with ASD into educational or community settings.  There is a growing need for trained professionals in the areas of education, nursing, psychology, speech/language pathology, and other fields related to human services.

Early Childhood Special Education

The minor in early childhood special education (15 credit hours) will prepare students to work with infants, toddlers, and young children who have disabilities.  Students will have an opportunity to apply theories and methods through a practicum.

Hearing Impaired

The minor in hearing impaired (27-33 credit hours) will provide students with background knowledge and practical application strategies used in working with the hearing impaired.  This minor is particularly beneficial for students majoring in Speech Pathology and Audiology.