REQUIRED CORE FOR EDUCATION OF THE DEAF (40 HOURS)
DFED 1102 FOUNDATIONS I
Overview of philosophical, historical, and cultural aspects of deafness and deaf education.
DFED 1202 FOUNDATIONS II
Continuation of DFED 1102.
DFED 1213 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I
Study of the basic grammar and vocabulary of American Sign Language. This course is geared toward the beginning sign language student with little or no exposure to sign language.
DFED 2042 PRACTICUM I
Scheduled and supervised observation in a classroom of deaf and/or hard of hearing students. (Minimum of 75 clock hours required.)
DFED 2113 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II
Continuation of DFED 1213: A study of the physical components of ASL, including facial expressions, directional cues, and spatial location associated with ASL grammar.
DFED 2123 LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT FOR THE DEAF I
A study of the English language, the acquisition and use of the language, and implications for the education of deaf and hard of hearing infants, children, and youth.
DFED 2133 AURAL/ORAL COMMUNICATION I
A study of the components, processes, and principles of aural-oral communication, including methods of assessing and developing aural-oral abilities in deaf and hard of hearing infants and children.
DFED 2213 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE III
Advanced course in ASL; a study of cultural aspects of communication in ASL with emphasis on conversational ASL.
DFED 2232 AURAL/0RAL COMMUNICATION II
Continuation of DFED 2133.
DFED 3042 PRACTICUM II
Scheduled and supervised observation and participation in a classroom for deaf and/or hard of hearing students in an area of specialization. (Minimum of 75 clock hours required.)
DFED 3112 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE IV
Capstone course in ASL with emphasis on expressive and receptive skills demonstrated through a variety of projects. Students should have advanced skills in ASL grammar, cultural behaviors, and conversational skills.
DFED 3123 LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT FOR THE DEAF II
A study of factors that influence acquisition of receptive and expressive language abilities in pre-primary and school-aged deaf children, focusing on principles, methods, and techniques that may facilitate the language acquisition process.
DFED 3223 LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT FOR THE DEAF III
Continuation of DFED 3123 with emphasis on development of secondary level literacy skills.
DFED 3254 CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS I
Study and application of principles and methods of planning and implementing appropriate and effective educational programs for deaf and hard of hearing students, focusing on pre-primary and elementary level children.
DFED 4153 CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS II
Continuation of DFED 3254, focusing on the education of secondary level students.
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION COURSEWORK (26 HOURS)
EDUC 2002 ORIENTATION TO TEACHING
Orientation to education, including survey of the historical development of education and current educational trends.
EDUC 2022 EDUCATION OF THE EXCEPTIONAL CHILD
Survey course concerning all types of exceptional children and instruction on identifying children with learning disabilities, mental retardation, sensoryimpairments, and other disabilities, with emphasis on methods and techniques of identification, teaching, and resources available to teachers.
EDUC 2103 HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING
Study of human growth and development from birth to late adulthood, with emphasis on the progression of human development and its application in the instructional process.
EDUC 3102 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
Study of the application of psychology to the instructional process, with emphasis on various theories of learning.
EDUC 3343 EDUCATIONAL MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY
Inroductory survey course dealing with educational media. The course is designed to develop understanding and familiarity with media hardware and software used in public schools. Special emphasis placed on media selection, operation, production, and evaluation techniques.
EDUC 4542 APPLIED PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
Study of traditional and current theories of classroom management, focusing on practical application of such theories with deaf students.
EDUC 4442 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT/EVALUATION THEORY
Principles and techniques of measuring educational achievement at the elementary and secondary levels.
EDUC 4305 STUDENT TEACHING IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Directed observation and teaching under supervision and guidance of experienced teachers at the elementary school level.
EDUC 4405 STUDENT TEACHING IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL
Directed observation and teaching under supervision and guidance of experienced teachers at the secondary level.