Undergraduate Minors

EDSE 14 Sign Language

Complement your undergraduate academic experience at SJSU with a minor in deaf education or special education, which provides a foundation in dimensions of special education around language, ability, and inclusion while also connecting students from across the university. If you have any questions about adding one of our minors to your academic plan, contact our Special Education Department.

Minor in Deaf Education

Develop a basic understanding of American Sign Language, introduction to deaf culture, and speech, language, and typical development over 4 courses.

  • EDSE 14A: American Sign Language - 1
  • EDSE 14B: American Sign Language - 2
  • EDSE 115: Introduction to Deaf Culture
  • EDSE 102: Speech, Language & Typical Development

Learn more about each of these courses on the SJSU Catalog website.

Minor in Special Education

Earn this minor by completing a 4-course track in either Mild-to-Moderate Disabilities, Moderate-to-Severe Disabilities, or Early Childhood Special Education. Courses taken for the Minor in Special Education can also be used towards one of our Education Specialist Credential Programs. You must obtain a bachelor's degree before you can enroll in the credential program.

Mild-to-Moderate Disabilities

  • EDSE 102 - Speech, Language & Typical Development
  • EDSE 241 - Emerging Technology for all
  • EDSE 192A - Including and Supporting Students
  • EDSE 216A - Teaching Reading and Language Arts

Moderate-to-Severe Disabilities

  • EDSE 102 - Speech, Language & Typical Development
  • EDSE 110 - Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • EDSE 192A - Including and Supporting Students
  • EDSE 216A - Teaching Reading and Language Arts

Early Childhood Special Education

  • EDSE 102 - Speech, Language & Typical Development
  • EDSE 110 - Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • EDSE 104 - Atypical Development
  • EDSE 108 - Assessment and Evaluation

Learn more about each of these courses on the SJSU Catalog website.

Steps to Request to Add a Minor

In order to receive a minor in Special Education, you must declare your minor with the university by filling out the appropriate google form.

If you need a substitution of any of the courses above, please complete our substitution request form and our department chair will review your request.

More SJSU Lurie College of Education Helpful Undergraduate Resources

  • Student Success Center - Utilize this space in Sweeney Hall 106 to meet with academic advisors, get writing support, attend workshops, and more.

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