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This minor is designed to complement majors in education, psychology, and speech pathology. It can be helpful if you are intended to become an elementary or primary school special education teacher or if you want to specialize in moderate to severe disabilities. 

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Required Courses

  • 15 credit hours

This minor consists of five courses, including SPED 415 which requires a 45-hour practicum and passing scores on Praxis I or equivalent as prescribed by the Virginia Board of Education.

A minor can only be earned as part of an undergraduate program. Talk with an ODUOnline enrollment coordinator to determine how your credits will transfer.

Online Learning Environment

Participate in live, regularly scheduled online class meetings and access course materials online from any location. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

Declaring This Minor

To declare special education as your intended minor, you must complete the declaration process with the Graduate Program Director. Application for graduation requires completion of the Undergraduate Departmental Certification/Minor form with the Graduate Program Director.

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$356 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-State Students$407 per credit hour

Active duty military students may qualify for a discounted undergraduate tuition rate.

These tuition rates are effective Summer 2019 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

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How to Apply

This minor can only be completed as part of an undergraduate degree from ODU.

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