Deaf and Hard of Hearing – with prior NYS Certification (MSEd) Course Sequence and Program Tracker – Fall Start


Academic Plan: DEAFW-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


  • 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)


  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Workshop. Students who have already taken this workshop do not have take it again.

Semester 2 – Spring


  • 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)
  • SPED 702 – Classroom Management in Special Education and Inclusive Settings (3 credits)
  • SPED 701 – Assessment of Students with Disabilities (3 credits)

Certification Exam

  • Content Specialty Test (CST) – Deaf and Hard of Hearing (063).

Semester 3 – Fall


  • 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


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

Semester 4 – Spring


  • SPED 733 – Math and Across-the Curriculum Adaptations for Students who are Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing: Methods 2 (3 credits)
  • SPED 737 – Student Teaching: Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, Preschool-Grade 12 (4 credits)

Apply for


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


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