Interdisciplinary Minor in Special Education for Elementary Education and Psychology Majors

The Interdisciplinary Minor in Special Education is designed for Rider University undergraduate students who are enrolled as elementary education majors with a second major in psychology. In addition to the courses required for the elementary education major, students enrolled in the minor program are required to take a specific sequence of courses within the psychology major.

The following courses, designed to teach concepts and applications in special education, are also required:

SPE-201 Inclusion and Students with Disabilities
SPE-202 Society and Individuals with Disabilities
SPE-303 Assessment and Instruction for Students with Disabilities
SPE-304 Assessment and Instruction in the Inclusive Classroom

The prescribed sequence of courses fulfill the requirements for a New Jersey Endorsement for Teacher of Students with Disabilities. Graduates of this dual licensure program also receive certification in elementary education.