Minor, Special Education


The minor in special education is designed for students pursuing teacher certification through the UAF B.A. in elementary education or the B.A. in secondary education. It leads to an additional teaching endorsement in K-12 special education. Students will progress through a series of developmentally sequenced field experiences with various age groups, types and levels of disability, and collaborative opportunities. Students are assessed relative to national and state standards, including the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) standards and the Council for Exceptional Children's (CEC) 2020 Initial Practice-Based Professional Preparation Standards for Special Educators.

Completion of the minor in special education meets the requirements for Alaska licensure as a special education teacher only if it is completed concurrently with a teacher certification program in elementary or secondary education. For special education teacher certification in the state of Alaska, a passing score on the Praxis II Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications test (#5354) is required.

Minimum Requirements for Special Education Minor: 24 credits

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