Prepare for the challenges of the inclusive classroom by completing a minor in Special Education.

A leader in special education training since 1975, Simmons is a passionate advocate for including learners with special needs in general education classrooms and in community and work environments. In recent years, the significant trend toward educating learners with special needs in integrated settings has created a demand for highly qualified special education professionals who have a strong focus on content and knowledge.

Our students go on to rewarding careers as educators and administrators, making a difference for children every day.
Program Requirements

A student may pursue a minor in special education by completing the following courses:

  • EDUC 156: Schools in an Era of Change
  • SPND 422: Analysis of Behavior: Principles and Classroom Applications
  • SPND 444: Special Education Laws and Regulations for Teachers and Administrators
  • SPND 445: The Individualized Education Program: Strategies for Development, Interpretation, and Implementation
  • SPND 446: Learners with Special Needs
  • RDG 410: Multisensory Structured Language Strategies for Reading 
Faculty
    Jane Hardin
    • Jane Hardin
    • Associate Professor of Practice
    • Phone: 617-521-2556
    • Office: W304D
    Judah Axe
    • Judah Axe
    • Associate Professor, Education and Behavior Analysis
    • Phone: 617-521-2144
    • Office: W304A
How to Apply
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