SPED Minor for HDFS

Undergrad - Logan Campus

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Are you

  • Working on a degree in Human Development and Family Studies?
  • Interested in working with families of children from birth to three who have disabilities?
  • Wanting Utah Department of Health credential to serve these children in a Baby Watch Early Intervention program?

Then the Special Education Minor designed for HDFS majors can help you reach this goal.


SPED Minor for HDFS Majors

The following courses are required for the SPED minor for HDFS non-certification students. These courses, along with a bachelor's degree in HDFS will qualify a student for the Utah Department of Health credential to serve children with disabilities ages 0-3 and their families in the Baby Watch Early Intervention Program. Admittance to these courses in special education is by permission of the Special Education Department.


  • COMD 3200 Child Language Development (F) 3 credits
  • SPED 4000 Education of Students with Disabilities 2 credits
  • SPED 5010 Applied Behavior Analysis 1 (F) 3 credits
  • SPED 5710 Young Children with Disabilities: Characteristics and Services (F) 3 credits
  • SPED 5810 Seminar and Field Experiences with Infants and Families (F) 4 credits
  • SPED 5880 Assessment (F) 2 credits

HDFS courses that must be included to qualify for the credential:

  • HDFS 1500 Human Development Across the Lifespan (F, Sp) 3 credits
  • HDFS 2600 Seminar in Early Childhood Education (F, Sp) 2 credits
  • HDFS 2630 Practicum in Early Childhood Education (F, Sp) 2 credits
  • HDFS 3500 Infancy and Early Childhood (F, Sp) 3 credits
  • HDFS 3550 Infancy Lab - concurrent with HDFS 3500 (F, Sp) 1 credit

Contact Information

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Laura Parrish, Special Education Advisor