Special Education Minor

Total Units Required: 18-19

Students enrolled in the Minor in Special Education gain experience and conceptual knowledge essential to their preparation as future teachers or other professionals working with special populations. Students will acquire background knowledge regarding special populations, including specific learning disabilities, mild/moderate intellectual disabilities, other health impairments, emotional disturbances, autism, deaf-blindness, and/or multiple disabilities.

Special Education Teacher at Paradise Elementary, Aleece Feldhaus (center) searches for items as teachers impacted by the Camp Fire “shop” for classroom supplies for “Color A Classroom with Love”, an event, to resupply their lost classroom materials at Hooker Oak Elementary School on Saturday, December 1, 2018 in Chico, Calif. The effort is spearheaded by a Chico State alum and current kindergarten teacher who put out a call for help on behalf of her CUSD colleagues. Thousands of people provided supplies from all over the country and purchasing items from a large Amazon wish list. Students from the liberal studies program volunteer at the event.