Special Education Minor
A minor in special education requires six specific courses, three of which must be taken in sequence (EDUSP 320, EDUSP 324, EDUSP 325). At least one-half of the credit hours used to fulfill the minor must be completed at Saint Xavier University.
Regardless of the grade level of the Professional Educator License program, the Learning Behavior Specialist I endorsement will be issued for K to age 21. In addition to the courses listed here, an Illinois licensure content test is also required: Learning Behavior Specialist I #155.
This minor has significant career potential as it results in an additional teaching endorsement for those students pursuing teacher licensure in Illinois, the Professional Education License. For those who are not interested in teaching, the additional knowledge and skills about working with persons with disabilities can prove useful in disparate fields such as nursing, exercise science, sports and fitness administration, communication sciences and disorders, sociology, psychology, and others.
It should be noted, however, that there are field experience hours required in the courses and those experiences are integral to the course content.