The Inclusion and Accessibility Studies Minor will enable individuals from a variety of fields to have a foundational body of knowledge that will aid them in working with individuals with disability labels. Creating access to services and spaces in society is an important responsibility for all individuals; the minor in Inclusion and Accessibility Studies is applicable to undergraduates in a variety of fields, including: General and Special Education Teachers, Criminal Justice, Speech and Hearing Science, Business Administration, Occupational Science/Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Nursing, the Arts, American Sign Language Studies, and American Sign Language interpreting.
|EXCEDUC 547||Comparative Special Education||3|
|EXCEDUC 548||Introduction to Disability Studies||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|The Exceptional Individual|
|Technology Applications for Diverse Learners|
|Survey of Exceptional Education|
|Multicultural Learning and Teaching in Special Education|
|Collaborations for Teachers with Families, Schools, and Communities|
|Strands (select one of the following)|
|Strand 1: Transition|
|EXCEDUC 679||Critical Issues in Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities||3|
|Choose two 500-level courses:||6|
|Job Development and On the Job Support for Students with Disabilities|
|Transition Assessment for Individuals with Disabilities|
|Linking Academics and Self-Determination to Transition Planning|
|Strand 2: Autism Spectrum Disorders|
|EXCEDUC 560||Foundations of Autism Spectrum Disorders||3|
|EXCEDUC 561||Methods for Working with Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders||3|
|EXCEDUC 585||Supervised Practicum in Child and Youth Care||3|
|Strand 3: American Sign Language|
|EXCEDUC 301||American Sign Language I||3|
|EXCEDUC 330||Deaf History||3|
|EXCEDUC 352||American Deaf Culture||3|
|Strand 4: Global Studies|
|EXCEDUC 297||Study Abroad:||9|
|or EXCEDUC 497||Study Abroad:|
|Strand 5: Design and Accessibility in the Community|
|THERREC 303||Inclusive and Disability Programs in the Community||3|
|OCCTHPY 401||Overview of Medical Conditions||3|
|OCCTHPY 625||Design and Disability||3|
- 18 credits, at least 9 at the 300 level and above;
- Minimum GPA of 2.5 on all credits in the minor, including UWM and transfer credits
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