Disability & Psychoeducational Studies

Special Education & Rehabilitation Minor

The Special Education & Rehabilitation Minor is designed to introduce general knowledge in the areas of rehabilitation, Deaf studies, and special education.

Learn about historical, legal, pedagogical, and social issues underlying services in special education and rehabilitation
Gain an understanding of the lived disability experience and acquire skills to provide direct service and advocacy
Study theory and approaches to serving disabled students with language and cultural differences

Sample Courses

This 18-unit minor requires a minimum of 9 upper division (300-400 level) units. Through this program, you will take courses from top scholars in a variety of subjects, including:

  • SERP 400: Survey of Exceptional Students (3 units)
  • SERP 402: Behavior Principles and Disability: Assessment and Intervention (3 units)
  • SERP 416: Disability Perspectives and Narratives (3 units)
  • SERP 460: Advocacy for Social Justice In Human Services (3 units)

Learn more about specific course requirements.


The program will help prepare students for a variety of careers in the field of special education and rehabilitation, including roles as an itinerant teacher, case manager, and alcohol/drug treatment.

Contact Us

For more information about this minor, visit Academic Advising or call 520-621-7865 to set up an appointment with a College of Education advisor.