Minor

American Sign Language Minor (15 hours)

A minimum 2.5 GPA is required to declare the American Sign Language Minor. The minor in American Sign Language consists of 15 semester hours which includes the following required courses:

  • EDSP 426 - Introduction to Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • ASL 221 - Introduction to American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf Culture
  • ASL 222 - American Sign Language (ASL) II
  • ASL 323 - American Sign Language (ASL) III
  • ASL 324 - American Sign Language (ASL) IV

Special Education Minor (18 hours)

Prerequisites: A minimum 2.5 grade point average

The minor in Special Education consists of 18 semester hours and includes either EDSP 360 or EDSP 361 as a prerequisite to the remaining 15 credit hours. The remaining 15 credit hours may be selected, with the approval of a faculty advisor from the department, from the electives listed below. Note that some courses available in the minor have additional prerequisites.

Required Courses

Choose one of the following:

  • EDSP 360 - Introduction to Early Childhood Special Education
  • EDSP 361 - Introduction to Students with Diverse Learning Needs and the Special Education Process

Electives (15 credits)

  • EDSP 225 - Communication Processes, Development, and Disorders¬†OR
  • COSD 225 - Communication Processes, Development, and Disorders

  • EDSP 400 - Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • EDSP 401 - Approaches for Supporting and Teaching Individuals with ASD
  • EDSP 402 - Expanding Social Competence for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • EDSP 426 - Introduction to Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • EDSP 427 - Curriculum and Methods for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
  • EDSP 428 - Language Development and Literacy for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
  • EDSP 436 - Teaching Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers with Disabilities
  • EDSP 437 - Assessment, Diagnosis, and Evaluation in Early Childhood Special Education
  • EDSP 438 - Program Management in Early Childhood Special Education
  • EDSP 439 - Medical and Neurodevelopmental Aspects of Teaching Young Children with Disabilities
  • EDSP 445 - Adaptive Strategies in Mathematics
  • EDSP 451 - Collaborative Consultation and Communication Skills for Special Education
  • EDSP 462 - Proactive Classroom Management and Positive Behavior Support
  • EDSP 464 - Introduction to Students Who Access Adapted Curriculum
  • EDSP 466 - Teaching Students with Individualized Adapted Curriculum
  • EDSP 469 - Evaluative Techniques
  • EDSP 472 - Characteristics of Students with Disabilities who Access the General Education Curriculum