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):

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 currently

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: At least 20 hours from early childhood, elementary, or secondary education.

Other required courses in addition to the general education requirements include: 2 hours of language arts electives, 9 hours of math electives, and 6 hours of science electives.

 

COURSE LISTINGS in EDUCATION of the DEAF

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 andadmission 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).