This course of study results in eligibility to receive dual certification in the areas of elementary education (K-6) for hearing children and deaf education (K-12). The deaf education program is nationally-certified and results in eligibility to receive both a state certification and a Council on Education of the Deaf certification which is nationally-recognized. In addition to these dual certifications, students also receive the ESOL endorsement. The course of study in this department requires study in professional education courses, elementary content and methodology courses, and education of the deaf and hard of hearing courses. Depending upon the student's sign language skills, the course of study may require 136 hours to complete. All students participate in practicum courses with elementary schools in the public school system of St. Johns County and the Florida School for the Deaf.
The general education courses that an Education of the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing / Elementary Education with endorsements in ESOL and Reading major must take are ENG 152, HIS 205 or HIS 206, PSY 101, ESE 309, COM 101, COR 101, choose one Creative Expression Category A only, one Foundation of Knowledge Category B elective, one Social, Behavioral and Philosophical Inquiry course, MAT 142, MAT 138 or MAT 223, one additional math course from the following - MAT 135, MAT 162, MAT 171, MAT 201, MAT 202, MAT 223, and one life science, one earth science, and one physical science.
The Education Department Courses that an Education of the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing / Elementary Education with endorsements in ESOL and Reading major must take are EDU 202, EDU 242, EDU 321, EDU 355, EDU 357, EDU 462, EDU 471, EEL 301, EEL 342 EEL 362, EEL 364, EEL 365, EEL 455, EDD 344, EDD 345, EDD 346, EDD 347, EDD 348, EDD 349, EDD 360, EDD 362, EDD 370, EDD 470, EDD 473, EDD 476, EDD 481, ESL 315, ESL 325, and ESL 415.