The School of Education offers a Minor in Special Education which provides students with a basic understanding of special education law, the needs of diverse learners, and assessment and instructional strategies to support access to the general education curriculum for children with special needs. For elementary education majors, the Minor in Special Education requires only three additional courses. The Minor in Special Education is available to students in all majors. It includes five courses and a service-learning experience:
Elementary education majors who complete the Minor in Special Education may be eligible to apply to Loyola's one-year, full-time graduate program leading to a master's degree and eligibility for certification in special education at the early childhood (birth to age 8) or elementary/middle (grades 1-8) or secondary (grades 6-12) level.