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Through St. Scholastica’s Special Education minor, you can learn more about careers working with children with disabilities. This coursework is for thoughtful classroom and education-adjacent leaders who put their children’s needs first, always thinking about respect and inclusivity. You’ll learn about disability law and educational policy, giving you a solid foundation to build upon as you study best practices in working with children with disabilities.

The Special Education minor is a perfect fit for fields outside education, including social work, psychology, occupational and physical therapy, and many other human services fields.

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Benedictine Scholarship

All new first-year applicants to St. Scholastica will be awarded either the Benedictine Scholarship or the Access Award, upon admission to the College.

Financial Aid

100% of traditional incoming undergraduates receive some type of scholarships. 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.

Career Outlook

Special education is a rewarding occupation and it’s also in demand. There is a nationwide shortage of special education teachers. The 2023 Supply and Demand of Teachers in Minnesota identifies special education as a licensure shortage area. Academic and behavioral strategist is the second most identified licensure area where a licensed teacher is needed.

According to the report, “The districts identified the licensure areas with unfilled positions, and the three areas identified most were ‘special education.’” A background in special education can support the early work of speech and language clinicians, school psychologists, occupational and physical therapists, social workers, and interventionists and advocates.

Meet Our Faculty

Experienced, Dedicated and Distinguished Educators

Expect to be heard, to be challenged and to be involved. St. Scholastica faculty are world-class scholars and experts in their field who invest in your success. Our values of community, respect, stewardship, hospitality and love of learning reflect our faculty’s commitment to lifting up others and celebrating our common humanity.