The program in education of students who are deaf or hard of hearing is housed within the multiple-severe area. Students seeking certification only must complete hold an existing teaching certificate in some area of education. Since the State’s certificate enables recipients to teach in a variety of service options and across communication philosophies, program participants are involved in active in a variety of service options and across communication philosophies during their course of study.
Course of Study
Once accepted into the program students design a Program Plan with their advisor, Dr. Susan R. Easterbrooks. The Program Plan is the official list of courses that must be taken in order to meet certification requirements. Program Plans may vary depending in each individual’s background. Following the advisement session, students receive in the mail a copy of their Program Plan with their signature, the advisor's signature, and the department chairperson's signature. Completion of this Program Plan leads to a College of Education recommendation to the Professional Standards Commission for K-12 certification as a teacher of the hearing impaired.
Changes to the Planned Program Form.
The advisor must approve any changes to the Program Plan in advance of taking courses not on the plan. A revised Program Plan must be written, signed, and sent to the Office of Academic Assistance so that it is available for final audit of coursework by that office.
Certification in DHH Program Plan
|Praxis I or GACE||Passed or Credit (Certification or GRE =/+ 1030 )|
|Degree||Hold a bachelor’s degree and certification in some area of education. Individuals not holding a valid teaching certificate must apply to the master’s degree program.|
|COURSE NO.||COURSE NAME||Credit
|EXC 4020**||Characteristics and Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities|
|EPY 2050||Human Growth or Development|
|Evidence of Highly Qualified Status or Courses for HQ|
|Clear, renewable teaching certificate earned from an acrredited degree-granting institution|
|CSD 6480||Hearing Science and Development|
|EXC 7350||Psychosocial Characteristics of Deafness|
|EXC 7360||Language Development in Students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing|
|EXC 7390||Reading and Writing Instruction for Deaf/Hard of Hearing|
|EXC 7400||Methods of Teaching Students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing|
|EXC 7430||Auditory and Speech Development in Deaf/Hard of Hearing|
|EXC 7940||Practicum in Deaf Education|
|Minimum Credit hrs 21|
|Praxis II or GACE|
Candidates must post a passing rating of "Intermediate" on the Signed Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) before admissions to EXC 7940 Practicum.
**PLU credit may substitute for university course