Why ODU for a Minor in Special Education?

This minor best complements majors in education, psychology, and speech pathology. It is helpful if you wish to become an elementary or primary school special education teacher.

Those who want to specialize in moderate to severe disabilities will also find this minor relevant.

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Required Courses

  • 15 credit hours

This minor consists of five courses, including 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 ODUGlobal enrollment coordinator to determine if you have credits that 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 program director. Application for graduation requires completion of the Undergraduate Departmental Certification/Minor form with the Graduate Program Director.

For more information on becoming a teacher, please contact us or visit ODU's Office of Clinical Experiences online.

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$374 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 2022 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. Learn more about our online bachelor's programs today!

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We offer a free transfer evaluation before you apply, so you'll know how your credits may transfer. Let us know which program you're interested in, and we'll contact you to get the process started.

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