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A minor in Special Education Programming helps you work with students with disabilities

Minor in Special Education

Offered by: Special Education

This minor program focuses on providing students with background information on individuals with disabilities and strategies for working with these individuals in settings outside the classroom. It will prepare you to work with individuals with a wide range of disabilities-from learning disabilities to mental and physical impairments.

Why Choose a minor in Special Education?

SRU has been a regional leader in Special Education. Students enrolling in this minor program will have the opportunity to learn and work closely with faculty members that present research and scholarly work at the state, national, and international levels.

What Will You Learn?

At SRU, you will gain the expertise you need to be an effective resource to families of individuals with special needs. The opportunity to observe classrooms, agencies, and community programs will give you an accurate picture of the services available. Coursework will give you knowledge in disabilities rights, identifying strengths and needs through assessments, and developing transition goal plans.

Careers In Special Education Programming

This program provides information that compliments many major programs of study at SRU including:

  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Music Therapy

Clubs & Organizations

  • Council for Exceptional Children
  • Best Buddies
  • Autism Speaks