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Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) and DHH with Sign Proficiency

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) with DHH or DHH with Sign Proficiency is a 52 credit hour program of study to prepare educators to meet the individual linguistic, educational, cognitive, and social needs of students who are deaf or hard of hearing across a variety of educational settings. Courses in ASL 101 and 102 must be completed prior to or before completion of the program. Candidates with proficient ASL skills as evidenced by successful completion of the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) test are eligible for the DHH with Sign Proficiency option which allows one to teach ASL as a world language in schools. For more information, contact Dr. Michelle Gremp.

 Professional Core: (25 graduate credit hours)

  • CED 810, 820, 830, 840, 897 Clinical Experiences
  • EGC 820 Professional Studies I:  Teachers, School, and Society.
  • EGC 830 Professional Studies II:  Learner, Teachers, and Action Research.
  • EMS 810: Emerging Instructional Technology
  • EMS 874: Content Area Literacy
  • ETL 805: Research Methods for Education Professionals
  • ETL 806 Capstone Research
  • SED 800: Exceptional Learners in the General Education Classroom

 DHH specialization (27graduate credit hours)

  • ELE 820: Literacy Foundations P‑5
  • ELE 822: Mathematics Foundations P‑5
  • SED 738: Language of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
  • SED 780: Audiology for Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • SED 781: Speech for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
  • SED 825: Language Disorders of Students with Disabilities.
  • SED 830: Survey of Education for the Hearing Impaired.
  • SED 845: Special Ed Transition/Collaboration.
  • SED 850: Assessment, Programs, and Methods for Deaf/HH
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