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Elementary Education, Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Gone are the days of accepting limits. With an undergraduate degree in Deaf Education from Flagler College, you’ll help students in the deaf and hard of hearing community break down walls, overcome obstacles, and find their greatest potential. And in the process, you’ll create a limitless career path for yourself.

Program Description

The Flagler College 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, as well as education of the deaf and hard of hearing courses.

Depending upon your sign language skills, Flagler’s Deaf Education program may require 136 hours to complete. You’ll also participate in practicum courses with elementary schools in the public school system of St. Johns County and the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind.

Major Requirements

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 or ENG 172, ENG 202, HIS 205 or HIS 206, PSY 101, COM 101, FYS, choose one Creative Expression Category A only, one Foundation of Knowledge Category B elective if SLS 201 or SLS 202 is not taken MAT 142, MAT 223, one additional math course from the following - MAT 135, MAT 138, MAT 161, MAT 201, MAT 202, and one life science, one earth science, and one physical science.

Required Courses

EDU 202 Introduction to Teaching and Learning (3)
EDU 242 Introduction to Technology and Portfolio Design (3)
EDU 321 General Methods of Instruction (3)
EDU 355 Tests and Measurements (3)
EDU 357 Classroom Management (3)
EDU 462 Professional Development and Technical Design (3)
EDU 471 Critical Curriculum Studies (3)
ESE 309 Introduction to Exceptionality (3)
EEL 301 Elementary Reading Instruction (3)
EEL 362 Elementary Methods of Mathematics (3)
EEL 364 Elementary Methods in the Sciences (3)
EEL 365 Elementary Methods in the Arts (3)
EEL 455 Diagnostic Reading (3)
SLS 201 Sign Language I (3)
SLS 202 Sign Language II (3)
SLS 301 Intermediate American Sign Language (3)
SLS 302 Advanced American Sign Language (3)
EDD 448 ASL in the Classroom Setting (3)
EDD 349 Foundations of Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (3)
EDD 360 Hearing Science (3) 
EDD 362 Speech Science (3) 
EDD 370 Reading/Emergent Literacy (3) 
EDD 470 Methods of Teaching Language to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (3) 
EDD 473 Methods of Instruction for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (3) 
EDD 476 Curriculum Development for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (3) 
EDD 481 Practice Teaching with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (12) 
ESL 315 Cross Cultural Communications (3) 
ESL 325 Applied Linguistics (Approved for ESOL Credit) (3) 
ESL 415 ESOL Curriculum and Materials Development (3)

Other Requirements

One  30-hour  practicum  in  deaf  education,  to  be  associated  with  either  EDD  470  or  EDD  473,  must  be  completed  in  a  mainstreamed  classroom  for  deaf  and  hard  of hearing students (K-12).

Upon completion of the sign language courses and prior to the Internship semester, students  enrolled  in  Education  of  the  Deaf  and  Hard  of  Hearing  program  must successfully pass a Sign Language Competency Test. If a student is unable to pass the Sign  Language  Competency  Test,  he/she  will  not  be  permitted  to  intern  with  deaf  or  hard-of-hearing students.

4 Year Plan

 Checklist to Graduate in 4 years


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Carl Williams is one of Flagler’s most distinguished and hardworking professors in the education department.