Special Education Minor

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Explore the field of special education. Five courses (20 credits) comprise the minor in Special Education.

A Certification of Completion of Minor form needs to be completed at the beginning of a student’s final undergraduate semester at UNH. Forms are available from the Registrar’s Office or the Department of Education Office.

For more information, contact Cindy Glidden, Department Coordinator, cindy.glidden@unh.edu, 209 Morrill Hall, (603) 862-2311.

A minor consists of 20 credits in Education Department courses. The specific courses required for the minor are:

Required Courses
EDUC 750Introduction to Exceptionality4
EDUC 756Supporting Families of Individuals with Exceptionalities 14
Choose one of the following: 24
Educating Exceptional Learners: Elementary
Educating Exceptional Learners: Secondary
Educating Exceptional Learners: Related Services
Elective Courses
Choose two of the following:8
Mentoring Adolescents with Disabilities in the Transition to Work 3
Integrating Technology into Classroom
Contemporary Issues in Learning Disabilities
Contemporary Issues in Behavioral Disabilities
Contemporary Issues in Developmental Disabilities
Contemporary Issues in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Introduction to Young Children with Special Needs
Inclusive Curriculum for Young Children with Special Needs
Curriculum for Young Children with Special Needs: Evaluation and Program Design
Reading for Learners with Special Needs
One course taken at UNH in a closely related department
Total Credits20

Offered Fall semester and Summer only


Section to be determined by the undergraduate major and future career interests


May be taken twice as the content/readings are different each semester

No more than one required course or one elective may be a transfer course. A three-credit course taken transferred from another school will count for three credits at UNH, not four credits. A minor in Special Education does NOT lead to a teaching certification.