The Minor in Special Education offered by the Department of Special Education provides students with a foundation in teaching diverse learners. Students gain an understanding of typical and atypical development, particularly as it relates to language and social development, and strategies to support all learners in classroom and community settings.
University Graduation Requirements
To be awarded a minor, at least 12 units of coursework must be completely distinct and separate from the coursework in the major, and coursework for the minor must include a minimum of 6 upper-division units (University Policy S16-4). Minor preparation or support courses do not count toward the 12 distinct units. Of the coursework for the minor, at least 6 units must be completed in residence at SJSU. The minimum aggregate GPA for all coursework required for the minor must be at least 2.0.
Courses completed with a B or higher may be applied to an Education Specialist Credential upon completion of the undergraduate degree.