Learn more about the process of educating individuals with special needs through Saint Louis University's minor in special education, which is open to non-education majors and requires 19 credits.
Gain new tools to assess, intervene, and support struggling learners through this minor program. Courses also address federal laws covering the rights of individuals with disabilities.
The minor complements degree programs in health-related fields such as occupational therapy, physical therapy, and communication sciences and disorders, as well as degrees in aviation, social work, psychology, sociology, and public health.
Students seeking the minor in special education will encounter an interdisciplinary faculty who understand and research the impact of all disabilities on individuals and their families and the necessary educational and public policies to support them. The qualified faculty have extensive K-12 special education teaching experience and care deeply about students.
No matter what career you choose, there will be individuals with disabilities and special needs in the school or work environment. The special education minor prepares students to understand and effectively teach each individual to reach their potential.
Since the workforce is comprised of individuals with special needs and individuals without special needs, having an understanding that people learn differently will create a work environment that welcomes, accepts, and embraces all individuals. Obtaining an additional specialization makes an individual more marketable for employment.
SLU's minor in special education does not qualify for state certification.