University of Vermont

2010-11 Online Catalogue

CESS Minors

For the requirements refer to the Section Undergraduate Minors .

Human Development and Family Studies The minor in Human Development and Family Studies affords students a foundation in the processes of development across the life span, focusing on individual development, family relationships, and major influences on both.

Special Education The minor in special education is for students wishing to learn about special education and work with students with disabilities. Students apply to the minor through contacting the Special Education Program in the Department of Education (special.education@uvm.edu). Prerequisites include completion or enrollment in EDSP 005, and a gpa of 3.0 or higher. The number of students accepted to the minor is contingent on available space, with priority given to students in the College of Education and Social Services. Accepted students are assigned a “minor advisor” who must approve all program plans. A total of 18 hours (6 courses) of coursework is required, at least 9 hours of which must be at the 100 level or above.

Course offerings cover the areas of foundations of special education, assessment practices, and methods for supporting students with disabilities in general education classrooms. Students may apply selected coursework to becoming certified in special education. $150.00 Lab Fee for students who include the 60-hour practicum above and beyond the minor.

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