Special Education

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

Doctoral Minor Requirements — 18 Credits

A Doctoral Minor in Special Education is available to students in any UNC doctoral program with the approval of their doctoral program advisor. The intent of this program is to encourage doctoral students throughout the University to increase and expand their understanding of the field of special education and disability issues. Completion of the minor will be noted in the student's transcripts as Minor in Special Education. No application to the School of Special Education is required. In consultation with their doctoral program advisors, students may include sufficient EDSE courses in their programs of study to meet the requirements for the minor. Some or all of the courses used for this minor may be part of a student's program of required or elective classes. The minor consists of additional courses completed with a "B" or better.

This minor is not available to students in the Special Education doctoral program.

Degree Requirements

Required Courses — 9 hours

EDSE 510Foundations of Special Education

3

EDSE 511Learning Environments and Cultural Considerations

3

EDSE 512Assessment, IEP Development and Instructional Planning

3

Select one of the following courses (3 hours):

EDSE 532Typical and Atypical Early Child Development: Application to Early Childhood Special Education

3

EDSE 541Introduction to Visual Impairment and Deaf-Blindness

3

EDSE 550Foundations of Deaf Education

3

EDSE 613Applied Assessment

3

EDSE 614Behavioral Interventions

3

EDSE 616Scientifically Based Literacy Interventions

3

EDSE 617Mathematics and Content Area Learning for Students with Disabilities

3

EDSE 618Educating Students with Significant Support Needs

3

EDSE 619Secondary Services

3

EDSE 676Assessment and Interventions for Students with Challenging Behaviors

3

EDSE 677Transition to Adulthood for Youth with Exceptionalities

3

EDSE 678Strategies for Students with Autism/Significant Needs

3

EDSE 679Interventions for Students with Cultural and Linguistic Differences

3

EDSE 680Administration and Supervision of Special Education

3

EDSE 682Foundations in Gifted Education

3

Select 6 hours of the following courses:

EDSE 702Law of Exceptionalities

3

EDSE 721Theories of Exceptionality

3

EDSE 727Issues and Trends in Exceptionalities

3

EDSE 732Research in Exceptionalities

3

EDSE 745Advanced Doctoral Seminar

3