Special Education Foundations Minor

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Interested in learning about legal and societal perspectives of disabilities, and ways in which individuals with disabilities participate in employment, leisure and daily living activities? This minor in special education foundations focuses on the impact of disability in non-educational settings, so it is designed for NIU students not pursuing professional educator licensure.

Requirements (18 credits)

  • EPFE 302 - Advocacy, Justice, and Leadership in a Diverse Society (3 credits)
  • REHAB 200 - Disability in Society (3 credits)
    • (Gen. Ed. Society and Culture, Human Diversity course)
  • SESE 240 - Introduction to Special Education (3 credits)
  • SESE 260 - Observation of Individuals with Disabilities in Community and/or School Settings (1 credit)
  • SESE 320 - Disability in Film (3 credits)
    • (Gen. Health and Wellness, Human Diversity course)
  • SESE 490 - Workshop in Special Education (1-3)

At least one of the following (3 credits)

  • FLSL 101- Beginning American Sign Language I (3 credits)
  • REHB 300- Psychiatric Disability in Society (3 credits)
    • (Gen. Ed. Society and Culture, Human Diversity course)
  • REHB 327- Introduction to Rehabilitation Services (3 credits)
  • REHB 482- Employment Services in Vocational Rehabilitation (3 credits)
  • REHB 492- Medical Aspects of Disability in Rehabilitation (3 credits)
  • SEVI 205- The Blindness Experience (3 credits)
    • (Gen. Ed. Society and Culture, Human Diversity course)

Nine or more semester hours in the minor must be completed at NIU. Students pursuing this certificate must file a formal application with the undergraduate advisor, Barbara Amberg at bamberg@niu.edu.