Minor Special Education
You’ve always felt drawn to those who need you the most — it’s just part of who you are. You want to help others and make a difference. If working with children with disabilities is the right fit for you, St. Scholastica is the next step on your journey.
All new first-year applicants to St. Scholastica will be awarded either the Benedictine Scholarship or the Access Award, upon admission to the College.
100% of traditional incoming undergraduates receive some type of financial aid. The average for scholarships, grants and/or loans is $31,841.
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St. Scholastica’s longstanding commitment to inclusivity and generous financial aid packages make our world-class educational programs accessible to students from any background.
Visit our Catalog to view the program and course requirements. Be sure to create your course plan in consultation with your advisor.
Special education isn’t just a rewarding occupation; it’s also in demand. There is a nationwide shortage of special education teachers. The Executive Summary of the 2017 Report of Teacher Supply and Demand indicates “The number and percentage of students that qualify for special education services … has increased in the last several years” and “Hiring officials predict that in the next five years the most difficult staff to hire will be special education teachers,” demonstrating the need for licensed professionals in the field. A background in special education can support the early work of Speech and Language Clinicians, School Psychologists, as well as interventionists and advocates.
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