University of Vermont

2011-12 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 Students apply to the minor through contacting the Special Education Program in the Department of Education ( and completing an application. Fall applications are due November 1 and spring applications are due April 1. 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 with the student designs an individual program plan. A total of eighteen credits (6 courses) of coursework is required, at least nine credits 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.


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