Minor in Special Education

Special Education

Thank you for your interest in pursuing a degree in the Department of Education at Valparaiso University.  In addition to offering elementary and secondary degree programs, the Department of Education offers a Special Education minor.  With this minor, elementary and secondary teacher candidates may obtain Indiana K-12 licensure in Exceptional Needs/Mild Intervention (Learning Disabilities, Mildly Mentally Handicapped, and Emotional/Behavioral Disorders).

Sample Plan of Study Guide
Below you will find a sample plan of study guide that depicts how each set of course requirements — general education, teacher education, and special education requirements — can be layered into a four year plan of study with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education.  Please note that these sample plans are intended for prospective students interested in learning more about degree requirements in the Department of Education at Valparaiso University.  Current students work with their academic advisor to develop a personalized plan of study, which is designed to meet their unique goals and needs. 

Additional Information
If you are interested in learning more about how the Department of Education at Valparaiso University can support you as your vocation in education continues to unfold, please contact the Academic Advisor, Victoria Brockett, at 219-464-5580 or victoria.brockett@valpo.edu.

Sample Plan of Study Guide
Special Education Minor with Elementary Education - Even Year 
Special Education Minor with Elementary Education - Odd Year