Nov 20, 2018
New Minor [Fall 2018]
The Special Education Minor is a non-teaching special education program for students who are pursuing careers in health and human service fields that may require them to work with individuals with disabilities in their field: nursing, occupational therapy, recreation, psychology, criminal justice and safety, and social work. Also, this special education minor program may be of special interest to elementary and secondary teaching majors who may teach in inclusive general education classrooms.
This minor program does not require College of Education teaching program admission and does not lead to a teaching endorsement in special education. This program is open to any major on campus except special education. This minor is open to a student pursuing a speech and language pathology major.
Rhonda Vander Laan Kraai, Ed.D. | 128 Porter | 734.487.3300 | email@example.com
Myung-Sook Koh, Ed.D. | 128 Porter | 734.487.3300 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Minor Requirements: 21 hours
Core Requirements: 12 hours
- SPGN 251 - Introduction to Inclusion and Disabilities Studies in a Diverse Society [GEUS] 3 hrs
or SPGN 360 - Teaching the Exceptional Learner in the Inclusive Classroom 3 hrs See note
- SPGN 395 - Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults with Disabilities: School, Family and Community Interaction 3 hrs
- SPGN 462 - Positive Behavioral Supports in School, Family, and Community 3 hrs
- SPSI 335 - Introduction to Communication Disorders 3 hrs
Field Experiences: 3 hours
Choose three hours from the following
- SPAI 240 - Pre-Clinical Experiences - Autism Spectrum Disorders 3 hrs
- SPCI 240 - Pre-Clinical Experiences - Cognitive Impairment 3 hrs
- SPEI 240L4 - Pre-Clinical Experiences - Emotional Impairment [GELB] 3 hrs
- SPLI 240 - Pre-Clinical Experiences - Learning Disabilities 3 hrs
Theory and Foundation: 6 hours
Choose six hours from the following
- SPAI 220 - Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders 3 hrs
- SPCI 350L2 - Introduction to Cognitive Impairment [GELB] 3 hrs
- SPEI 301 - Children and Adolescents with Emotional Impairment 4 hrs
- SPLI 340 - Theory of Learning Disabilities and Other Mild Disabilities 3 hrs
- SPGN 360 is for those who are required to take SPGN 251 as part of their major.
- None of these minor courses requires College of Education teaching program admission
- SPGN 251 is a pre-requisite for all of the other minor courses
- Electives: Based on their area and field of interest, students will choose disability areas from the listed courses.
- Potential Candidates for the program: majors in social work, health, psychology, occupational therapy, early childhood, elementary, secondary, and speech and language pathology
Critical Graduation Information
The following are minimum requirements for all bachelor’s degrees awarded by Eastern Michigan University. Some majors and minors require more than the minimum in one or more of the areas below; students are urged to consult the online catalog for the requirements of their particular programs.
- Earn a minimum total of 124 credits at the 100-level and above. Courses with numbers below 100 will not be counted toward this degree requirement. At most 8 credit hours of physical education (PEGN) activity courses will be counted toward this requirement.
- Meet the requirements of the General Education program (see information below).
- Complete a Writing Intensive (GEWI) Course in your major.
- Earn a minimum of 60 credits from a four-year college or university; courses taken at community colleges cannot be used to meet this requirement. (Some formal program-to-program articulation agreements modify this requirement. See specific agreements for details.)
- Earn a minimum of 30 credits from courses taken at EMU.
- Complete 10 of the last 30 hours for the degree from courses taken at EMU.
- Have a minimum of 30 unique credit hours in their major and 20 unique credit hours in their minor for a total of at least 50 unique credit hours between them. Some majors that require 50 or more hours themselves do not require a minor; students should check requirements of the selected major in the undergraduate catalog to see if a minor is required.
- Earn no more than 60 credit hours in one subject area (prefix). Credits in excess of the 60 maximum will not be counted toward the minimum of 124 credits required for a bachelor’s degree.
- Earn the minimum number of credits in 300-level and above courses in each major and minor as specified below - these credits must be earned in distinct courses; that is, no course can be used to fulfill this requirement in more than one major or minor.
- Earn a minimum of 6 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each minor
- Earn a minimum of 9 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each major that requires a minor.
- Earn a minimum of 15 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each major that does not require a minor
- Transfer credit will be awarded for courses taken at colleges and universities that are accredited by one of the recognized regional accrediting bodies only if the courses are college-level (equated to 100-level or above at EMU) and the student earned a “C” (or 2.0 on a 4 point scale) or better. Transfer credit may be awarded on a case-by-case basis for college-level courses in which a “C” (2.0) or better was earned at institutions outside the U.S. or at non-accredited U.S. institutions; the internal review of such courses is conducted by individual departments/schools within EMU, and additional documentation may be required. Please note: EMU awards only credit for transferred courses; grades are not used in the calculation of an EMU GPA.
- Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in courses taken at EMU in order to graduate. In addition, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 must be reached in each major and minor. Only courses taken at EMU and those applied to a student’s major or minor will be used in the calculation of their major and minor cumulative GPAs. (Note: some programs may require a higher GPA - check with your program advisor.)
General Education Requirements EMU’s General Education Program requires students to choose from a menu of approved courses in several different areas; do not assume that other courses in the same department or with similar names will fulfill these requirements. A detailed description of General Education requirements is available in the General Education section of the catalog.
Students who transferred to EMU may have modified general education requirements based on Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) or articulation agreements; consult your academic advisor for additional information.