Special Needs Population (Minor)
About the Special Needs Population Minor
The special needs population minor focuses on those individuals who fall within the special needs category. The program is offered through SAU’s School of Education. The purpose of this program is to give students the opportunity to develop an understanding of major disabilities and successful strategies for accommodating this population. The studies address the legal, emotional, behavioral and cognitive needs of this population. A non-teaching minor in special needs population offers students an opportunity to explore the issues of disabilities and enhance their ability to serve that population in their chosen major.
This is an overview program and is not intended to approach specialized training in specific fields of service such as music therapy, art therapy, adaptive physical education, or such specialized fields.
Other majors and programs offered through the School of Education include:
- Secondary and Elementary Education
- Special Education: Learning Disabilities
- Early Childhood Education
- English as a Second Language (minor)
Courses and Requirements
The 20-hour special needs population minor includes such courses as introduction to special education, classroom management, disability life issues, technology for special education, and special education rules, laws and procedures.
View the course requirements and layout, a sample course plan, as well as learn more about the special needs population program at Spring Arbor University in the undergraduate catalog.