Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MSED) Course Sequence and Program Tracker – Fall Start

 

Academic Plan: DEAFN-MSED

This is a recommended sequence of courses. Students must consult with the faculty advisor to determine their individualized course of study before registering for classes. Please note course of study depends on class availability.

Semester 1 – Fall

Courses

  • SPED 700.50 – Social, Historical, and Philosophical Foundations of General and Special Education (3 credits)
  • SPED 720 – American Sign Language I (3 credits)
  • SPED 730 – Education of Students Who Are Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (3 credits)
  • SPED 736 – Aural Rehabilitation of Students who are Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (3 Credits)

Certification Exam

  • Educating All Students (EAS) Exam – Students must pass before applying for Student Teaching.

Semester 2 – Winter

Courses

  • HED 715 – Health Education for Special Educators (1 credit)

Workshop

  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Workshop

Semester 3 – Spring

Courses

  • CEDF 709 – Child Development Grades 1-6 (3 credits)
  • SPED 702 – Classroom Management in Special Education and Inclusive Settings (3 credits)
  • SPED 721 – American Sign Language II (3 credits)
  • SPED 735 – Speech Development and Remediation of Students who are Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (3 credits)

Certification Exam

  • Content Specialty Test (CST) – Deaf and Hard of Hearing (063). Students must pass before applying for student teaching.

Semester 4 – Summer

Courses

  • CEDC 704.50 – Teaching Developmental Reading (3 credits)
  • CEDC 705.50 – Mathematics Curriculum and Methods (3 credits)

Semester 5 – Fall

Courses

  • SPED 701 – Assessment of Students with Disabilities (3 credits)
  • SPED 722 – The Study of ASL Educational Linguistics (2 credits)
  • SPED 731 – Reading and Writing Development for Students Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing: Methods 1 (3 credits)
  • SPED 707 – Research Seminar: Issues in Special Education (3 credits)

Apply for

CEDC 729

Visit the fieldwork page for full policies and procedures

Student Teaching/Practicum

Students must apply for student teaching/practicum. Visit the fieldwork page for full policies and procedures.

Graduation

Students must apply for graduation the semester before their planned graduation. Refer to the graduation page for full policies and procedures.

Semester 6 – Winter

Courses

  • CEDC 729 – Fieldwork in Childhood Education for Special Educators (1 credit)
  • CEDC 722.50 – Social Studies Curriculum and Instruction: Integrating Literature, the Arts, and Technology (2 credits)

Certification Exam

  • Content Specialty Test (CST) – Multi-Subject Teachers of Childhood (Grade 1-6) (221/222/245). Students must pass before applying for Student Teaching.

Semester 7 – Spring

Courses

  • SPED 733 – Math and Across-the Curriculum Adaptations for Students who are Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing: Methods 2 (3 credits)
  • CEDC 703.50 – Teaching Science in the Elementary School (3 credits)

And take either:

  • SPED 737 – Student Teaching: Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, Preschool-Grade 12 (4 credits)

Or two of the following (must include two different grade levels):

  • SPED 73750 – Student Teaching: Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, Preschool-Grade 6 (2 credits)
  • SPED 73751 – Student Teaching: Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, Grades 7 – 12 (2 credits)
  • SPED 73760 – Supervised Practicum: Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, Preschool-2nd Grade (2 credits)
  • SPED 73761 – Supervised Practicum: Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, Grades 1-6 (2 credits)
  • SPED 73762 – Supervised Practicum: Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, Grades 5-9, (2 credits)
  • SPED 73763 – Supervised Practicum: Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, Grades 7-12 (2 credits)

Certification Exam

  • edTPA – Students must prepare a portfolio of materials during their student teaching clinical experience to demonstrate readiness to teach including lesson plans and unedited video recordings of themselves at work in the classroom.

Apply for

Certification

Students must apply for certification in their final semester. Refer to the certification page for requirements and step by step instructions.

Notes

  • Must complete at least 24 SPED credits to be eligible for SPED 707. Students who are in their last semester have seat priority.