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What does "Comprehensive" mean?

Our program is classified as "comprehensive" by Council on Education of the Deaf (CED) because students majoring in Deaf Education receive a balanced education that includes intensive training in American Sign Language (15 hours of minimum coursework required), training in Cued Speech, and coursework addressing strategies for working with children who use Listening and Spoken Language as their preferred method for communication. Deaf Education majors who plan to intern in an educational environment that requires sign language proficiency (FSDB) are required to score a 2+ or better on the ASL-PI or equivalent proficiency test.

Additionally, Flagler's Deaf Education program has maintained state approval since 1974 and national accreditation through the Council on Education of the Deaf (CED) since 1977, making it the longest standing program in the state.