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Minors in Education

Minor in Education

The RMU Education Minor is designed for any undergraduate student interested in the teaching and learning process, in corporate training, or in the field of social services.

The education minor coursework helps students learn about the field of education as well as increase their understanding of dealing with diverse populations and the complexities of today's society. In addition, students enhance their professional skills and gain a broader knowledge of the field of education.

The 18-credit education minor will not result in teacher certification, but the courses will apply toward a teacher certification degree or program should the student decide to complete such a degree or post-baccalaureate teacher certification program in the future.

To see the Checksheet for the Education Minor Course Requirements, click here.

Minor in Special Education

A minor in special education gives students an overview into disability.

The World Health Organization defines disability as a “complex phenomenon, reflecting the interaction between features and the person’s body and features of the society in which he or she lives. Overcoming the difficulties faced by people with disabilities requires interventions to remove environmental and social barriers.” This minor enables students to be able to observe and discuss these complexities by learning about and working with children with disabilities in the community, and is a good fit for criminal justice, psychology, and sociology majors, as well as for early childhood in secondary education majors who are not pursuing the special education certification. 

By completing a special education minor, students demonstrate an understanding of:
  • typical and atypical cognitive, physical, social-emotional, and speech and language development
  • positive learning environments for people with disabilities
  • the importance of collaboration and communication among all parties working with individuals with disabilities
  • the central role families play in the development of their children with disabilities
  • an understanding of the foundations of special education, and how they are rooted in the civil rights movement
  • the impact individuals with disabilities have on family systems, and vice versa
  • an understanding of issues related to disability, including the transition to work, and over-representation of diverse students in special education

  • To see the Checksheet for the Special Education Minor Course Requirements, click here.

    Initial certification education students follow the Teacher Education Progress Process for undergraduatespost-baccalaureate students, and transfer students


    For More Information, Contact:

    Dr. Richard Fuller, D.Ed. 

    Department Head, Education
    Professor of Education
    School of Education & Social Sciences

    412-397-6029 Phone
    412-397-6044 Fax
    Nicholson Center 458
    Moon Campus
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