Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2023-2024 
    May 18, 2024  
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Disabilities Minor

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Program Director: Megan Chaney, Ed.D.


The minor in Disability Studies provides an avenue for potential special education teachers to explore the field of special education while meeting some of the Preliminary Education Specialist Credential requirements. Students who do wish to obtain elective units, but not complete the minor may do so. Consult the course descriptions for further information.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of theology regarding God's intention for disability and suffering
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of historical, legal, ethical, theoretical and philosophical foundations of special education.
  3. Implement legal and ethical practices within the learning community.
  4. Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and understanding of characteristics and needs of individuals with exceptionality and their families
  5. Demonstrate cultural awareness of exceptionality and its implications within the family system
  6. Implement ethical principles and evidence-based practice for assessment and evaluation to determine individual needs, develop programs of service and measure progress
  7. Apply a breadth of knowledge of general education curricula to provide equitable access within the learning community
  8. Apply evidence-based practice for curriculum selection, instructional strategies, and adaptations
  9. Apply a working knowledge of assistive technology and augmentative communication systems within the learning community
  10. Demonstrate evidence-based practice for development of positive learning environments and behavioral adaptations and interventions
  11. Demonstrate effective communication and team building through consultation and collaboration with individuals with exceptionalities, families, educational personnel, and the greater community.
  12. Implement transitional services for individuals with exceptionalities for education, employment, and individualized living objectives

Locations Offered

North Fresno, Visalia, Merced Campuses & Online

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