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With a minor in disability studies you’ll gain a new perspective in working with children with special needs and learn how to integrate developmentally appropriate lesson plans.


  • A challenging and supportive academic environment
  • Experienced university faculty and assignments that apply to everyday life
  • With the completion of the minor in Educational Disabilities, you will have some units completed for the Education Specialist Credential program. See the program director for current details.

Career opportunities

A minor in Disability Studies is ideal for potential Special Education teachers. You’ll gain an avenue to explore the field of special education while meeting Preliminary Education Specialist Credential requirements.  

Program director

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Megan Chaney, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor, Division Chair, Special Education

Admission requirements


  • Minimum 2.4 GPA 

Course listing

Required Courses (18 Units)

SPEC 300Education Foundations Credits3
SPEC 310Introduction to Disabilities Credits3
SPEC 320School Health Credits3
MIN 330Disability Ministry Concepts3
SPEC 340Medical Disabilities in the Classroom Credits3
SPEC 350Introduction English Language Learner in Special Education Credits3