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Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

and Elementary Education with endorsements in reading and ESOL

What You'll Study

The Flagler College Deaf Education program is certified by the Council on Education for the Deaf (CED). You'll train in professional education, elementary pedagogy, and education of the deaf and hard of hearing. You'll graduate from a National CED approved program with the option of applying for the CED certification.

Practical Experience

As part of the Deaf Education program, you'll learn American Sign Language. You'll also take part in practicum courses with public elementary schools in St. Johns County and the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind.

What's Next?

Once you complete your coursework and pass the FTCE exams, you'll be eligible to obtain the following Florida certifications: Teach Deaf and Hard of Hearing students (grades K-12), Elementary (grades K-6), and Endorsements in ESOL and Reading.

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I graduated from Flagler with an arsenal of strategies, techniques, certification, and endorsements that allowed me to tackle my first year teaching. Olivia Williams, Deaf Education, 2013
Student Olivia Williams
I graduated from Flagler with an arsenal of strategies, techniques, certification, and endorsements that allowed me to tackle my first year teaching. Olivia Williams, Deaf Education, 2013

Major Requirements

General Education
39 Credit Hours
ENG
152
Topics in College Writing
or ENG
172
Topics in College Writing: Honors
ENG
202
Introduction to Literature
HIS
205
United States History to 1877
or HIS
206
United States History from 1877
PSY
101
Introduction to Psychology
COM
101
Speech Communication
FYS
The First Year Seminar on Liberal Education and Citizenship
Choose one Creative Expression Category A elective
Choose One Foundations of Knowledge Category B elective if SLS 201 or SLS 202 is not taken
MAT
142
College Geometry
MAT
223
Statistics
MAT
135
College Algebra
or MAT
138
Essentials of Mathematics
or MAT
161
Pre-calculus
or MAT
201
Calculus I
or MAT
202
Calculus II
One Life Science
One Physical Science
One Earth Science
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Required Courses
96 Credit Hours
EDU
202
Introduction to Teaching and Learning
EDU
242
Introduction to Technology and Portfolio Design
EDU
321
General Methods of Instruction
EDU
355
Tests and Measurements
EDU
357
Classroom Management
EDU
471
Critical Curriculum Studies
ESE
309
Introduction to Exceptionality
EEL
301
Elementary Reading Instruction 15 hour practicum
EEL
362
Elementary Methods of Mathematics 20 hour practicum
EEL
364
Elementary Methods in the Sciences 20 hour practicum
EEL
365
Elementary Methods in the Arts 20 hour practicum
EEL
455
Diagnostic Reading 20 hour practicum
SLS
201
American Sign Language I
SLS
202
American Sign Language II
SLS
301
Intermediate American Sign Language
SLS
302
Advanced American Sign Language
EDD
349
Foundations of Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
EDD
360
Hearing Science
EDD
362
Speech Science
EDD
370
Reading/Emergent Literacy
EDD
448/548
ASL in the Classroom Setting
EDD
470/560
Methods of Teaching Language (FS) to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 30 hour practicum
EDD
473/562
Methods of Instruction for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
EDD
476/567
Curriculum Development for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
EDD
481
Internship with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
ESL
315
Cross Cultural Communications
ESL
325
Applied Linguistics (Approved for ESOL Credit)
ESL
415
ESOL Curriculum and Materials Development 20 hour practicum
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