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.



Required Coursework

Core Requirements
EXCEDUC 547Comparative Special Education3
EXCEDUC 548Introduction to Disability Studies3
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
Collaborative Strategies
Strands (select one of the following)
Strand 1: Transition
EXCEDUC 679Critical Issues in Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities3
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 560Foundations of Autism Spectrum Disorders3
EXCEDUC 561Methods for Working with Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders3
EXCEDUC 585Supervised Practicum in Child and Youth Care3
Strand 3: American Sign Language
EXCEDUC 301American Sign Language I3
EXCEDUC 330Deaf History3
EXCEDUC 352American Deaf Culture3
Strand 4: Global Studies
EXCEDUC 297Study Abroad:9
or EXCEDUC 497 Study Abroad:
Strand 5: Design and Accessibility in the Community
THERREC 303Inclusive and Disability Programs in the Community3
OCCTHPY 401Overview of Medical Conditions3
OCCTHPY 625Design and Disability3


  • 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

Undergraduate Advising

Our purpose is to provide collaborative, mentoring relationships which promote educational, career, and professional development. We value a student-centered, holistic, and ethical approach to advising based on strong partnerships with students, faculty and staff, and the larger campus community. We are committed to creating a respectful and supportive environment. We encourage students to be self-reliant through informed decisions and choices based upon dissemination of accurate information. We value our own continuous professional development to enhance the quality of the advising experience.

How to Prepare for an Advising Meeting

  • Review your Advisement Report in PAWS.
  • Come prepared with questions or topics for discussion.
  • Make a list of courses you think you should take.
  • Investigate opportunities to prepare for the job you want.
  • Keep a record of your academic progress.
  • Understand you are ultimately responsible for creating your educational, life, and career plans.
  • Maintain honest and open communication with your advisor.
  • Take responsibility for choices you make as a student and member of the UW-Milwaukee community.

Scheduling an Appointment

Office of Student Services
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(414) 229-4721

Graduate Advising

If you are a School of Education graduate student, you may schedule an appointment with your faculty advisor by contacting your faculty advisor directly. Faculty contact information can be found in the People Directory. Your faculty advisor will be listed in your PAWS account.