About this Program

This minor is designed to complement majors in education, psychology, and speech pathology. It can be helpful if students intend to become special education teachers or speech language pathologists.

Program Highlights

  • Courses are offered in on campus, online (asynchronous), and web conferencing (synchronous) modalities.

  • The Special Education Minor program consists of five courses with an optional 45-hour practicum available


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What are the requirements to apply for Special Education at ODU?
Students entering the Minor program in Special Education should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.
  • Minimum requirements for the establishment of a minor are the completion of 12 credit hours at the advanced level (300-400) in a field of study in which a baccalaureate degree is offered. 

  • For completion of a minor, a student must have a minimum grade point average of 2.00 in all courses specified as requirement for the minor exclusive of prerequisite courses and complete a minimum of six hours in upper-level courses in the minor requirement at Old Dominion University.  


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Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Active Duty Military Rate
Cost Per-Credit $250
Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $393
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $407
Cost Per-Credit $1,073

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid


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