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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.

Special Education (SPED) Minor


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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The College of Education is accredited by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC).

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

Program Director and Associate Professor of Special Education,

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

Elizabeth Beavers Faculty Bio

Randy Seevers
Randy Seevers

Randy L. Seevers

Department Chair and Associate Professor of Counseling, Special Education, and Diversity,

Contact number: 281- 283-3534
Email: seevers@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1321

Randy L. Seevers Faculty Bio