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Minor in Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities

Offered by: Special Education

With the Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities minor at SRU, you'll learn positive behavior strategies to ensure the success of all students in an inclusive classroom. This 18-credit minor has a rich history in special education and community involvement. This program will prepare you to work with students with a wide range of disabilities-from learning disabilities to blindness.

Why Choose Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities?

If you enjoy the challenges and rewards of working with exceptional students, and watching them learn and grow in unique ways, the Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities minor at SRU will prepare you for a fulfilling career. You will gain valuable experience with interventions for various levels of special education needs in the standard-education classroom. This minor is an excellent addition to areas like social work, music therapy, and all levels of education in which you will work with children.

What Will You Learn?

Through SRU's minor in Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities you will learn:

  • How to work with students in each of the disability categories
  • Positive behavior strategies and interventions
  • How to create an inclusive classroom
  • Various levels of special education needs

Careers In Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities

While the minor in Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities program does not lead to certification in special education, it does provide an overview of special education and strategies that may be beneficial in fields such as:

  • Early childhood education
  • Psychology
  • Social work
  • Music therapy
  • Recreational therapy

Clubs & Organizations

  • Autism Speaks
  • Best Buddies
  • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)