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Special Education & Rehabilitation Counseling

Elisa Maroney

Program Advisor

Office: RWEC 144

Phone: (503) 838-8735

Email: maronee@wou.edu

The special education and rehabilitation minor will give you marketable skills for entry level positions in community and adult services for the disabled. Students completing this minor are also more prepared to enter graduate programs in special education and rehabilitation counseling.

Minor requirements

27 credits total

To complete a program plan for this minor, you must meet with Dr. Elisa Maroney.

Core courses (12 credits)

  • ASL 429: American Deaf History
  • RC 432: Psychosocial and Environmental Aspects of Disability
  • SPED 200: Careers in Human Services [1]
  • SPED 418: Survey of Special Education [1]

Electives (choose 15 credits)

  • ASL 353: Linguistics of ASL (3 credits)
  • ASL 456: First and Second Language Acquisition: Deaf and Hard of Hearing (3 credits)
  • GERO 360: Cognitive and Physical Changes in Aging (4 credits)
  • INT 254: Introduction to the Profession of Interpreting (4 credits)
  • PSY 311: Developmental Psychology (4 credits)
  • PSY 328: Mental Health (4 credits)
  • PSY 349: Introduction to Behavior Modification (4 credits)
  • PSY 423: Interviewing and Appraisal (4 credits)
  • PSY 435: Theories of Personality (4 credits)
  • PSY 450: Psychopathology (4 credits)
  • PSY 463: Childhood Psychopathology (4 credits)
  • PSY 487: Cross-Cultural Psychology (4 credits)
  • RC 409: Advanced Practicum III (1-3 credits) [2]
  • RC 422: Medical and Functional Aspects of Disability in Rehabilitation (3 credits)
  • RC 475: Hearing Loss and Assistive Technology (1 credit)
  • SPED 409: Practicum (1-12 credits) [2]
  • SPED 447: Partnerships in Special Education (3 credits)
  • SPED 486: ASD: Foundations and Strategies (3 credits)
  • SPED 487: ASD: Evidence-Based Teaching Methods and Strategies (3 credits)
  • SPED 488: ASD: Supporting Students with High Functioning Autism and Asperger Disorder (3 credits)
  • SPED 489: ASD: MS/HS/Transition and Community-Based Instruction (3 credits)
  • SPED 490: ASD: Eligibility, Assessment and Effective Consultation (3 credits)

Choose one [3]

  • ASL 101: American Sign Language I (3-4 credits)
  • ASL 102: American Sign Language II (3-4 credits)
  • ASL 103: American Sign Language III (3-4 credits)
  • ASL 201: American Sign Language IV (4 credits)
  • ASL 202: American Sign Language V (4 credits)
  • ASL 203: American Sign Language VI (4 credits)
  • ASL 301: American Sign Language VII (4 credits)
  • ASL 302: American Sign Language VIII (4 credits)
  • ASL 303: American Sign Language IX (4 credits)

Notes

[1] SPED 200 and SPED 418 should be the first courses taken in the special education rehabilitation counseling minor.

[2] Practicums are limited to one in either rehabilitation counseling or special education.

[3] Only one ASL 101 – ASL 303 course can count towards your electives. For skill requirements for ASL courses, see ASL Placement Evaluations.