Special Education Minor

The Special Education minor is based on the belief that all students have worth and dignity and that schools and communities can create environments in which all students achieve personal excellence. Offered only as a minor for undergraduate students, Special Education is taken in combination with other education programs such as early childhood, elementary, middle level and secondary education. Special education enhances the future educator's knowledge about inclusive programs and focuses on non-categorical disabilities to severe disabilities. The minor is composed of eighteen credits, six courses divided into core courses and electives.

The Special Education faculty are looking for applicants who are motivated to learn more about special education in their career path as well as those who would like to enhance their skills of working with special education students.

All program faculty have received formal education revolving around special education. The faculty have spent a considerable amount of time teaching in public schools and many professors are highly involved in the Burlington and South Burlington school districts.