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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.

Highlights

  • 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 three course, 6 units, completed for the Education Specialist Credential program.

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 directors

Megan Chaney
Megan Chaney, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor, Division Chair, Special Education

Kelly Bentz, Ph.D.
Kelly J. Bentz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Program Director Special Education Merced Campus

Donna Martin
Donna Martin

Program Director, Special Education Visalia Campus

Admission requirements

Prerequisites

  • Minimum 2.4 GPA 

Course listing

Required Courses (18 Units)

CodeTitleUnits
SPEC 300Education Foundations3
SPEC 310Introduction to Disabilities3
SPEC 320School Health3
MIN 330Disability Ministry Concepts3
SPEC 340Medical Disabilities in the Classroom3
SPEC 350Introduction English Language Learner in Special Education3