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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Early Childhood Special Education, Minor

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The purpose of the Early Childhood Special Education (ECS) minor is to respond to the national need for all teachers, home visitors, and other professionals to provide appropriate educational support to young children with disabilities and their families.  ECS minors will gain knowledge and skills for working with children with disabilities ages birth through 5 years and their families across a range of educational, therapeutic, and community settings.  

The ECS minor comprises 15 credits as described below and is open to students in any major.  A grade of B- or higher must be achieved in all ECS courses to complete the minor successfully.  Interested students must complete an application and submit it to the Department of Early Childhood Special Education.  Applicants meeting the following requirements will be considered for admission (based on enrollment capacity of the program):

  • Current GPA of at least 2.75

  • 12 earned credits 

  • Interview with a faculty member in Early Childhood Special Education


NOTE:  Courses from other institutions are not automatically equivalent for the minor.

Total Credits for the Minor: 15

A minimum of one-third of the required credits must be earned at UMF for the minor to be awarded.

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