Undergraduate Catalog: 2021-22

Special Needs Minor

Two factors form the rationale for the Minor in Special Needs (Non-Licensing).  First, the Minor exposes students to the special education profession and prepares them foundationally to transition to a USF post-baccalaureate program for teacher licensure.  Credit hours earned in the Minor can be applied toward completion of a teaching license.  Second, the Minor will prepare students who wish to develop skills that could be applied in community settings working with children and adults who have special needs.

Minor Requirements

  • 18 credit hours in Special Education, Psychology and Social Work courses

Minor Program of Study

  • 9 credit hours of Special Education courses: SPED 137, SPED 420, SPED 421
  • Choose 9 credit hours from: SPED 226, SPED 230, PSYC 325, PSYC 326, PSYC 339, and SOCW 200