Special Education (Minor)

Why minor in Special Education?

The minor in Special Education enables regular education teachers to enter the workforce with additional knowledge for the inclusive classroom. It will prepare you to use a variety of theoretical and evidence-based practices to help students with disabilities to reach their full potential.

Why minor in Special Education at AU?

At Aurora University, the Special Education minor prepares undergraduates to earn the Learning Behavior Specialist (LBS 1) endorsement necessary to teach special education. You can add the Special Education minor to any other AU education licensure program. Even if you are not an Education major, this minor can help prepare you for a career in another field that works with, plans for, or supports students with disabilities.

As part of your minor, you will learn about disabilities and the law, challenging behaviors, assessment testing, reading disabilities, and models for inclusion.

Our faculty and students have a passion for working with individuals with disabilities and taking part in their growth and development. You will find many of our AU graduates working as Special Education teachers in elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and private schools.