Education of the Deaf

This program prepares individuals to teach deaf and hard-of-hearing children. Graduates are eligible for certification by both the Oklahoma State Department of Education and the Council on Education of the Deaf to teach deaf students in grades PK-12. A grade of “C” or better is required in all professional education classes and deaf education classes.

 

Bachelor of Science in Education of the Deaf

Required Professional Education Core (26 hours):

Course                                                    Title                                                               Hours Required

EDUC 2002                                            Orientation to Teaching                                            2

EDUC 2022                                            Education of the Exceptional Child                             2

EDUC 2103                                            Human Development and Learning                            3

EDUC 3102                                            Educational Psychology                                            2

EDUC 3343                                            Educational Media and Technology                            3

EDUC 4305*                                          Student Teaching in Elementary School                      5

EDUC 4405*                                          Student Teaching in Secondary School                       5

EDUC 4442                                            Classroom Management & Evaluation Theory             2

EDUC 4542*                                          Applied Professional Studies                                     2

*Courses must be taken concurrently

Required Core for Education of the Deaf (40 hours):

DFED 1102                                           Foundations I                                                          2

DFED 1202                                           Foundations II                                                         2

DFED 1213                                           American Sign Language I                                        3

DFED 2042                                           Practicum I                                                             2

DFED 2113                                           American Sign Language II                                       3

DFED 2123                                           Language Development I                                          3

DFED 2133                                           Aural/Oral Communication I                                      3

DFED 2213                                           American Sign Language III                                      3

DFED 2232                                           Aural/Oral Communication II                                     2

DFED 3042                                           Practicum II                                                            2

DFED 3112                                           American Sign Language IV                                      2

DFED 3123                                           Language Development II                                        3

DFED 3223                                           Language Development III                                       3

DFED 3254                                           Curriculum and Instruction I                                     4

DFED 4153                                           Curriculum and Instruction II                                    3

Specialization Component: 20 hours for secondary, 26 hours for elementary or early childhood.

Other required courses in addition to the general education requirements depend on specialization component but must ensure content knowledge in math, science, language arts, and social studies.

     ADDING ELEMENTARY CERTIFICATION TO DEAF EDUCATION

     A recommendation for Elementary certification can be added to Deaf Education certification if the deaf education candidate:

  1. Completes all deaf education program requirements
     
  2. Completes the following additional 26 hours:

           EDUC 2323          Reading I

           EDUC 3211          Directed Field Experiences II (in elementary regular education classes)

           EDUC 3222          Reading II

           EDUC 3303          Cognitive Skills, Arts & Movement

           EDUC 3313          Elementary math Methods

           EDUC 4003          Social Studies in the Elementary School

           ENGL 3302           Literature for Young People

           MATH 2113          Number Systems and Problem Solving

           MATH 3113          Foundations of Geometry and Measurement

           NSCI   2423         Science in the Elementary School

  3. Passes the Elementary OSAT

     ADDING EARLY CHILDHOOD CERTIFICATION TO DEAF EDUCATION

     A recommendation for Early Childhood certification can be added to Deaf Education certification if the deaf education candidate:

  1. Completes all deaf education program requirements
     
  2. Completes the following additional 26 hours:

EDUC 2323          Reading I

EDUC 3222          Reading II

EDUC 3312          Primary Math Methods

EDUC 4313          Child Guidance

EDUC 4233          Curriculum and Program Planning

EDUC 4412          Practicum

ENGL 3302          Literature for Young People

MATH 2113         Number Systems and Problem Solving

MATH 3113         Foundations of Geometry and Measurement

NSCI   2423         Science in the Elementary School

  3. Passes the Early Childhood OSAT

COURSE LISTINGS in EDUCATION of the DEAF (DFED)

1102       FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION OF THE DEAF I
              Overview of philosophical, historical, and cultural aspects of deafness and deaf education. 2 hours

1202       FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION OF THE DEAF II
              Continuation of DFED 1102. Prerequisite: DFED 1102. 2 hours

1213       AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I
              Study of the basic grammar and vocabulary of American Sign Language (ASL); geared toward the beginning sign
              language student with little or no exposure to sign language. 3 hours

2042       PRACTICUM I
              Scheduled and supervised observation in a classroom of deaf and/or hard-of-hearing students (75 clock-hours
              minimum). 2 hours

2113       AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II
              Continuation of DFED 1213: study of the physical components of ASL, including facial expressions, directional
              cues, and spatial location associated with ASL grammar. Completion of this course with a "C" or above satisfies the
              requirement of "exhibiting competency in a foreign language at the novice high level" for an Oklahoma teaching
              certificate. Prerequisite: DFED 1213 or equivalent. 3 hours

2123       LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT I
              Study of English language (linguistic), acquisition and use of language (psycholinguistics), and implications for the
              education of deaf and hard-of-hearing infants, children, and youth. 3 hours

2133       AURAL/ORAL COMMUNICATION I
              Study of components, processes, and principles of aural-oral communication, including methods of assessing and
              developing aural-oral abilities in deaf and hard-of-hearing in infants, children, and youth. 3 hours

2213       AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE III
              Advanced course in ASL: study of cultural aspects of communication in ASL with emphasis on conversational ASL. 
              Prerequisite: DFED 1213, DFED 2113, or equivalent. 3 hours

2232       AURAL/ORAL COMMUNICATION II
              Continuation of DFED 2133. Prerequisite: DFED 2133. 3 hours

2880       SPECIAL TOPICS
              Special topics in education of the deaf. 1-4 hours (may be repeated for total of 6 hours).

2900       WORKSHOP
              Related topics and problems in education of the deaf. 1-3 hours

2990       TUTORIAL
              Independent study in education of the deaf under faculty supervision. 1-4 hours (may be repeated for total of 9
              hours with change in title and content).

3042       PRACTICUM II
              Scheduled and supervised observation and participation in a classroom for deaf and/or hard-of-hearing students
              (75 clock-hours minimum). 2 hours

3112       AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE IV
              Capstone course in ASL with emphasis on expressive and receptive skills demonstrative through various projects;
              students should have advanced skills in ASL grammar, cultural behaviors, and conversational skills. Prerequisites: 
              DFED 1213, DFED 2113, DEFD 2213, or equivalents. 2 hours

3123       LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT II
              Study of factors that influence acquisition of receptive and expressive language abilities in pre-primary and
              school-age deaf children and of principles, methods, and techniques that may facilitate language acquisition
              process. Prerequisite: DFED 2123. 3 hours

3223       LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT III
              Continuation of DFED 3123, with emphasis on development of secondary-level literacy skills. 
              Prerequisites: DFED 2123 and DFED 3123. 3 hours

3254       CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND INSTRUCTION I - METHODS FOR THE DEAF
              Study and application of principles and methods of planning and implementing appropriate and effective
              educational programs for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Prerequisites: DFED 3123, DFED 3223, or permission
              of instructor and admission to Teacher Education. 4 hours

4153       CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND INSTRUCTION II- METHODS FOR THE DEAF
              Continuation of DFED 3254. Prerequisites: DFED 3123, DFED 3223, DFED 3254, or permission of instructor and
              admission to Teacher Education. 3 hours

4880       SPECIAL TOPICS
              Special topics in education of the deaf. 1-4 hours (may be repeated for total of 6 hours).

4900       WORKSHOP
              Related topics and problems in education of the deaf. 1-3 hours

4990       TUTORIAL
              Independent study in education of the deaf under faculty supervision. 1-4 hours (may be repeated for total of 9
              hours with change in title and content).