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Division of Special Education

Minor: Special Education and Rehabilitation

This undergraduate minor includes introductory coursework in special education and rehabilitation. Undergraduate students completing this minor have marketable skills for entry level positions in community and adult services for the disabled. They also are more prepared to enter graduate programs in special education and rehabilitation counseling.


Program Plan

A program plan can only be completed during a meeting with the chair of the Division of Special Education or her/his designate.


Special Education/Rehabilitation Counseling minor (27 credits)


Required Core courses (12)
SPED 200 Careers in Human Services* (3)
SPED 418 Survey of Special Education* (3)
INT 420 Deaf History: Social and Cultural Issues (3)
RC 432 Psychosocial and Environmental Aspects of Disability (3)


Choose electives from the following: (15)
INT 253 Comparative Linguistics: ASL/English (3)
INT 254 Introduction to the Profession of Interpreting (3)
RC 422 Medical and Functional Aspects of Disability in Rehabilitation (3)
RC 475 Hearing Loss and Assistive Technology (1)
SPED 447 Partnerships in Special Education (3)
SPED 486 Autism Issues and Strategies (3)
TPD 456 First and Second Language Acquisition: Deaf and HH Children (3)


Choose up to two American Sign Language (ASL) classes: (optional)
ASL 101 ASL I (4)
ASL 102 ASL II (4)
ASL 103 ASL III (4)
ASL 201 ASL IV (4)
ASL 202 ASL V (4)
ASL 203 ASL VI (4)
ASL 301 ASL VII (4)
ASL 302 ASL VIII (4)
ASL 303 ASL IX (4)


Other courses as approved by the division chair or designate.


Offered as “By Arrangement” only (contact chair):
RC 407 Seminar (1-6)
RC 409** Practicum (3)
SPED 409** Practicum (3)
TPD 484 Introduction to Deaf & HH Studies (3)


Seldom offered:
ED 448 Developmentally Appropriate Practices (3)
ED 467 Language Development & Reading (3)
ED 485 Early Childhood Educator (3)
SPED 417 Inclusive Practices in Education (3)
RC 476 Professional Identity in Rehabilitation Counseling (3)


*SPED 200 and SPED 418 should be the first courses taken in the Special Education/Rehabilitation Counseling minor.

** Limited to one 3 credit hour practicum in each of Rehabilitation Counseling (RC) and Special Education (SPED) for a total of six (6) practicum credit hours


Division of Special Education
phone: 503-838-8322

Cheryl Davis, Ph.D., Chair
Division of Special Education . 503-838-8053

Kathy Heide, Office Specialist
Division of Special Education . 503-838-8322

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