University of Maine at Farmington 2018-2019 Catalog

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Students may choose a minor field of study, commonly called a minor, along with their major. A minor usually consists of 20 credits of study. Minors are optional, but many students find that a minor is helpful in providing greater career opportunities after graduation. The requirements for the various minors are listed within individual majors as well as in this section.
Following are the requirements for official University of Maine at Farmington minors. Contact the chairperson of the department offering the minor for an application.
*Starred courses have pre-requisites not included in the minor requirements.

Special Education

The purpose of the Special Education Minor is to respond to the growing need for all teachers to provide appropriate educational services to students with disabilities. The Special Education Minor comprises 20 credits as described below and is open to students majoring in early childhood education, elementary education, secondary education, or community health education with a teaching concentration. A grade of B- or higher must be achieved in all courses to complete the minor successfully. Interested students must complete an application and submit it to the Special Education Department. Applicants meeting the following requirements will be considered for admission (based on enrollment capacity of the program):


    -Education major as described above

    -Documentation of passing scores on Praxis I or Praxis Core

    -Current GPA of at least 2.75

    -12 earned credits

    -Interview with special education faculty member


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


Twenty credits from the following:
SED 100 Introduction to Special Education      4
SED 106

Sign Language (Note: Does not meet Maine special education certification requirements)

SED 210 Assessment in Special Education      4
SED 212 Assistive and Instructional Technology in Special Education      2
SED 215 Curriculum, Instruction, and Classroom Management in Special Education      4
SED 216 Universal Design for Learning      4
SED 220 Inclusive Schools and Special Education Services (for Secondary Education majors only)       4
SED 222 Understanding Students with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities      4
SED 244 Collaboration in Special Education      2
SED 301 Fundamentals of Literacy Instruction in Special Education      4
SED 307 Mathematics Methods in Special Education      4
SED 308 Individualized Positive Behavior Supports      4
SED 314 Content Literacy Methods in Special Education       4
SED 320 Transition, Advocacy and Self-Determination      4
SED 360 Teaching Children with Learning and Behavior Problems in the Regular Classroom      4
  (for Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, and Early Childhood Special Education majors only)  
SED 361 Teaching Students with Disabilities and At-Risk Conditions in the Secondary General Classroom      4
  (for Secondary/Middle Education majors only)  
SED 450 Special Education Regulations and Practice      4

SED 177, 277,

377, 477

Special Education Topics Courses (as approved by advisor)   2-4
Total credits for the Minor: 20

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