Special Education Minor
The Special Education minor is offered to undergraduates majoring in Secondary Education and/or pursuing a teaching license in secondary education, or as additional credits upon completion of the requirements for an undergraduate degree in an established discipline. The courses in the Special Education minor are required for the Nevada Special Education Generalist Teaching License. The following requirements apply to the minor program in Special Education:
- At least 18 units of formal courses must be completed in minor discipline, 15 units are upper division courses required for the Nevada Special Education Generalist Teaching License.
- All students must earn a 3.0 GPA in the minor courses in order to be eligible to complete internship/student teaching.
- Students must complete a declaration of minor form available on the Academic Central website: https://www.unr.edu/academic-central/forms-and-policies
- Completion of the 18 units fulfills the minor, but may not complete all coursework needed for the Nevada Special Education Generalist Teaching License. The number of additional courses required for the teaching license is dependent upon the student's major.
Tammy Abernathy, Ph.D.