University of Vermont


College of Education and Social Services
Special Education Minor

Minimum of 18 credit hours required. At least nine hours must be at the 100-level or above.

Complete the Following Course:
EDSP 005 D2:Issues Affecting Persons w/ Disabilities or EDSP 201 D2:Foundations of Special Education 3 cr. hrs.
Six Credits, as Approved by Minor Advisor, from the following areas: 6 cr. hrs.
EDSP 200 Special Education Law
EDSP 202 Severe Disabilities: Char & Interven
EDSP 217 Behavior Analysis in Special Eduction
EDSP 224 Meeting the Instructional Needs of All Students
EDSP 274 Culture of Disability
EDSP 280 Assessment in Special Education
EDSP 290 Early Lit and Math Curriculum
EDSP 295 Lab Experience in Education
EDSP 297 Adolescent Lit & Math Curric
Nine Additional Credits from any of the above core courses, and/or the elective courses listed below. Three of the nine credits must be at the 100-level. 9 cr. hrs.

ASL 001 American Sign Language I
ASL 002 American Sign Language II
CSD 094 Development of Spoken Language
CSD 101 Speech and Hearing Science
CSD 162/LING 162 American English Dialects
CSD 164/LING 164 Structure of the English Language
CSD 165/LING 165 Phonetic Theory and Practice
CSD 208 Cognition and Language
CSD 299 Autism Spectrum Disorders: Assessment & Intervention
EDSP 200 Special Topics
EXMS 260 Adapted Physical Activity
LING 168 Intro to Pragmatics

18 cr. hrs.

Students apply to the minor through contacting the Special Education Program in the Education Department ( 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. Students may apply selected course work to becoming certified in special education. There will be a lab fee for students who include the 60 hour practicum above and beyond the minor.

Students are required to earn a minimum average of 3.0 for this minor.

Revised December 12, 2011

Last modified April 04 2012 11:54 AM