Education of the D/HH Undergraduate Area of Concentration
Undergraduate students are eligible to take an Area of Concentration in the Education of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing. This sequence of courses will enhance many different professionals who may wish to work with children who are Deaf/HH. This undergraduate Area of Concentration is also the prerequisite work one must complete to apply to our graduate teacher preparation program.
While an undergraduate major in education is helpful because your goal is to become a teacher, it is not required. If you want to apply to our Deaf Education graduate program and your undergraduate degree is outside of the field of education (you did not receive teacher certification), then an additional prerequisite of five core education courses is required. There is no specific list of ‘education’ courses required, although one should choose methods type courses or ‘How to Teach’ type courses.
Area of Concentration Course Listing
Required Courses (24 Credits)
- SPECED.101 Introduction to Exceptional Individuals
- DEAFHH.201 History, Education, & Guidance - Deaf/HH
- DEAFHH.153 Introduction to Sign Language
- AUDSLP.200 Introduction to Audiology
- ASLTERP.155 American Sign Language I
- ASLITERP.226 American Sign Language II
- DEAFHH.305 Introduction to Instructional Methods for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing
- DEAFHH.461/561 Deaf/HH Technology-Based Observations/Interactions across the Country
(this course can be substituted for DEAFHH.325 Practicum with the Deaf/HH at Camp HERO)