The Special Education (SED) Minor provides students with the opportunity to explore issues of access and inclusion in K-12 education. SED minors will gain comprehensive knowledge related to valuing diversity and accommodating and supporting individuals with disabilities.
The Special Education Licensure Track Minor provides Education students with the coursework needed for the 282 Teacher of Children with Disabilities licensure in the State of Maine. The only additional requirement is either to complete a student teaching experience in Special Education or to be hired as a special educator and complete one year in this position before applying for official licensure. Education majors interested in the licensure track should talk to advisors early to discuss this option and the possibility of doing UMF’s 4+1 Special Education Master’s Program that allows students to complete their Master’s degree in one additional year of schooling, putting them at a competitive advantage in their chosen career field.
The Special Education Minor for non-education majors comprises 15 credits, as described below, and is open to students in any major.
Interested students must complete a Program/Plan Change Form with their advisor and document their intent to declare a Special Education minor. Applicants meeting the following requirements will be considered for admission (based on the enrollment capacity of the program):
- Current GPA of at least 2.75
- 12 earned credits