The EFEX Department offers undergraduate level coursework to students interested in working with individuals with disabilities but who are not seeking teacher licensure.
The EFEX Department offers an 18-hour undergraduate minor. The undergraduate minor is designed for students who wish to acquire professional knowledge related to working with individuals with disabilities but who do not want to pursue teacher licensure in special education.
See program requirements and contact the advisor for the exceptional education minor for more information.
√ Students in the exceptional education minor must meet with their advisor to sign a Declaration of Minor Form and outline an approved program of study at the beginning of their coursework.
√ The minor must be declared no later than the end of the first semester of a student’s Junior Year.
√ Students should meet yearly with their advisor.
The Undergraduate Non-Teaching Minor is designed for students from programs outside of EXED (Communication Science Disorders, Psychology, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, etc.) who desire to learn more about persons with disabilities. The minor is not an endorsement or license for working with special education students. The completion of 18 credit hours of course credit is required for the minor.
√ All students seeking to complete the minor must meet with their non-teaching program advisor to develop an approved program of study. Any changes in that program MUST be approved by the advisor.
√ The minor must be declared no later than the end of the first semester of a student’s Junior year.
√ Total of 18 Credits must be completed from the courses listed in this document. Twelve (12) credit hours of coursework are required while the other 6 consist of elective courses. Some electives are open to everyone, while others are only open to those who are IDLS majors and teaching minors. Please do not confuse the two.
√ Must earn a “C” or better in courses for credits to count towards minor (grades of “C-” and below do not count toward the non-teaching minor).
EXED 200 is a pre-requisite to all other minor courses except EXED 440, and therefore, must be taken before any other courses. Courses taken out of sequence without permission from the advisor may not be approved for use toward the minor.
√ All courses MUST be completed by the end of the Spring Semester of the Senior year in order to graduate on time with the minor.
COURSE (# Credits & Semester Offered)
EXED 200 - Nature & Issues of Disabilities - 3 (Prerequisite for all
EXED 440 - Classroom Management & Professional Collaboration - 3
COMPLETE ONLY 2 OF THE FOLLOWING SURVEY COURSES
EXED 310 - Survey of Emotional/Behavioral Disorders - 3
EXED 320 - Survey of Learning Disabilities - 3
EXED 330 - Survey of Mental Retardation - 3
EXED 375 - Overview Study of Autism Spectrum Disorders - 3
(A minimum of 6 credit hours must be completed). Only the courses below may count toward elective credit. Additional characteristics courses (from previous list) may not be used for elective credit.
EXED 220 - Understanding Giftedness - 3
EXED 300 - Educational Technology for Students with Disabilities - 1
EXED 441 - Functional Applicat. of Low Tech Assistive Technology - 2
EXED 306 - Lifespan Issues for Individuals with Disabilities - 3
EXED 401 - Issues in Exceptional Education - 3
TESL 426 - First and Second Language Acquisition - 3
EXED 465 - Perspectives of Early Childhood Special Education - 3
Autism Certificate: EXED 416 - 3, EXED 417 - 3, EXED 418 - 3 (must complete all three in sequential order. It is NOT necessary to complete other electives.) [Permitted if not enrolling in EXED 375]
Independent Study: EXED 490 Special Topics - 1-3 (Independent studies must be approved and supervised by individual faculty.)
ELECTIVE COURSES OFFERED OUTSIDE OF THE EXED DEPARTMENT
CSD 420 - Introduction to Sign Language - 3
CSD 421 - Sign Language II - 3 (Prerequisite is CSD 420)
KIN 313 - Adapted Physical Education - 3 (KIN Majors only; Must
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