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Traditional Track Master's Program*

30 Credit Hours

This option is for students who don't have a degree specifically in Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, but have a Bachelor’s Degree in a field associated with Education, Deafness, Special Education, Interpreting, or another related Human Service field.

*The Master of Arts – Education of the Deaf and Hard program is not an initial certification program.

Course Requirements

Core Requirements
18 Credit Hours
EDD
509
Foundations of Education of the D/HH: History and Trends
EDD
555
Auditory Development with D/HH children
EDD
557
Spoken Language Facilitation
EDD
515
Introduction to Research
EDD
570
Action Research for the Classroom Teacher
EDD
545
Practicum in Working with Students who are D/HH (Summer Residence)
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Additional Requirements
12 Credit Hours
EDD
512
Language and Communication Development Among Students who are Deaf/HH
EDD
548
ASL in the Classroom Setting
EDD
560
Instructional Methods of Teaching Reading and Language with students who are D/HH
EDD
562
Instructional Methods of Teaching Content to Students who are D/HH
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Elective Courses offered based on availability
EDD
530
Working with Diverse Students who are D/HH
EDD
540
Selected Topics
EDD
550
Visual English Systems
ESE
550
Instructional Methods for Students with Behavioral and Learning Disabilities
SLS
501
Advanced Competence in American Sign Language
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Endorsement Electives

Master’s students can choose from a variety of elective courses including two state-approved teaching endorsements.

Application Requirements

  1. Graduate Application
  2. A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution. Applicants must submit an official transcript from every institution they have attended
  3. GPA of 3.0 for the final 60 hours of coursework.
  4. A Personal Statement of 500 words to be submitted with the application.
  5. A current resume.
  6. Evidence of Access to a working environment with children who are deaf/hard of hearing
  7. A letter of recommendation from a Supervisor.
  8. An American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) score of 2+*

* Students must receive a score of 2+ on the ASLPI in order to be admitted to the program. Students who do not demonstrate acceptable proficiency are expected to enroll in additional coursework separate from the program curriculum to reach acceptable proficiency at an additional cost to the student.

Fall Applications are due by June 1st.