Minor in Special Education (SPED)

Help a Challenged Student Achieve Success

Not all children learn in the same ways, and this is especially true of a child with a physical or learning disability. With a Minor in Special Education from the University of Houston-Clear Lake, you will receive foundational knowledge about special needs and disabilities as well as teaching theories and practices that directly address the varied educational needs of learners.

Diversify Your Employment Options

There are wide-ranging applications to your career with this 15-hour course of study. It would be of particular interest to you if your major is in psychology and social work and you want to work with special needs learners of all ages and their families.

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Degree Requirements

Educate yourself on the necessary course work at University of Houston-Clear Lake. We want you to succeed in the College of Education, so review the degree requirements for your preferred major.

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  University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

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Accreditations and Distinctions

UHCL’s College of Education graduate and undergraduate programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation for both initial teacher preparation and advanced educator preparation. We’re one of only 14 educator preparation programs in Texas to hold this accreditation. The College of Education is also accredited by the State Board for Educator Certification/Texas Education Agency and holds accreditations from a number of organizations for individual specializations and certification programs.

We’ve earned national recognition for accomplishment and innovation, including the Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education.

Minor in Special Education (SPED) Faculty

Elizabeth Beavers
Elizabeth Beavers

Elizabeth Beavers

Assistant Professor of Special Education,

Contact number: 281-283-3513
Email: BeaversEA@uhcl.edu
Office: Suite B1325

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Randy Seevers
Randy Seevers

Randy L. Seevers

Associate Professor of Special Education,

Contact number: 281- 283-3534
Email: seevers@uhcl.edu
Office: B1321-08

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