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Education, Development, Teaching, and Learning

College of Education and Professional Studies

Special Education Non-Endorseable P-12 Minor

The CWU Special Education P-12 Non-Endorsable Minor Program is specifically designed to prepare school personnel for meeting the diverse tasks required in teaching individuals with disabilities.

Also, check out our newest SPED minor  - High Incidence, Inclusion Special Education Endorsable Minor

Program Highlights

  • Find an instructional support position in any district in Washington, because Special Education is the area of greatest demand in Washington State, the US and abroad

  • Prepares educators to to support exceptional learners in the P-12 schools

  • Practical knowledge and instruction development though interactive and hands-on learning and field experiences

  • Thorough preparation for individuals interested in school psychology and other support personnel to work well with behavior management, team collaboration,and Individual Education Plans

  • Knowledgeable and experienced faculty who focus on engagement, quality learning and positive learning environments

  • Integration of authentic materials, field experiences and technology into every course

Program Coursework

This minor does not satisfy the Washington State P-12 endorsement for Special Education. 

Required Course Credits

EDSE 310 Introduction to Special Education


EDSE 410 Behavior Management for Students with Disabilities


EDSE 411 Assessment of Students with Disabilities


EDSE 431 Program Management for Students with Disabilities


EDSE 432 Strategies Working with Students with Low Incidence Disabilities


EDSE 460 Collaboration with Parents, Paraprofessionals, and Community Agencies


Total Credits



Program Advising

To learn more about or to be advised in the CWU Special Education Non-Endorsable Minor Program in Ellensburg, contact:

Mrs.Camille Bello
Black Hall 208-26
Mr.Taylor Mather
Black Hall 208-30


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