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  Dec 14, 2017
 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Special Education Major, BS in Education – Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Concentration


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uTrack Requirements (for students entering Fall 2013 or later)

Universal Tracking (uTrack) is an academic monitoring system designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation. In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester, known as milestones. Milestones include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA. uTrack requirements only affect full-time, degree-seeking students who first entered Fall 2013 or later. uTrack does not apply to transfer students who enter prior to Fall 2015.

Progression Requirements

Progression to the EDDE concentration requires a 2.7 cumulative GPA after a minimum of 45 semester credits and completion of a successful interview and admission into teacher education. Students admitted to the program must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.7 while in the program. Students must earn a grade of B or better in ASL 111  and ASL 112 , and a C or better in all teacher education and major courses. Students with less than a 2.7 GPA for two consecutive semesters will be dropped from the program. Students who fail to meet the standards for professional conduct during the course of their fieldwork will not be retained in the major.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Education • Special Education Major • Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Concentration


Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
ASL 111   3 2.3 cumulative GPA
ENGL 101 *, ENGL 118 * 3  
1Non-U.S. History* 3  
2Quantitative Reasoning (MATH or STAT) Elective * 3  
3Social Sciences Elective * 3  
Term 2
3Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 Quantitative Reasoning Elective*
ASL 112   3  
ENGL 102 * 3  
1Non-U.S. History* 3  
2Quantitative Reasoning (MATH or STAT) Elective * 3  
Term 3
ASL 211 * 3 Complete at least 45 hours with a 2.7 cumulative GPA
4Biological Sciences Electives* 3-4 ASL 111  
3Communicating Orally Elective * 3 ENGL 102 *
EDPY 210 * 3  
3Social Sciences Elective * 3  
Term 49
ASL 212 * 3 ASL 112  
EDDE 425   3  
PHIL 252 * 3  
5Physical Science Electives* 3-4  
6Unrestricted Elective 1  
Term 5
AUSP 303   3 ASL 211 *
EDDE 310   3  
7Professional Electives 6  
6Unrestricted Elective 3  
Term 6
EDDE 419   4 ASL 212 *
8Educational Methods 6  
SPED 402   3  
10REED 430  or REED 461  or REED 543 3  
Term 7
EDDE 415   3 No milestones
EDPY 401   3  
7Professional Electives 6  
ETEC 486   3  
Term 8
AUSP 494   3 No milestones
EDDE 410 , EDDE 416   6  
7Professional Elective 3  
ASL 435   3  
UNDERGRADUATE TOTAL 120  
POST-BACCALAUREATE PROFESSIONAL YEAR
Students must apply to and be admitted by the Graduate School prior to registration. Students must also obtain an intermediate rating level on the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) prior to beginning the professional year in order to be placed in a signing environment.
Term 9
EDDE 529 3 No milestones
TPTE 574 3  
TPTE 575 6  
Term 10
EDDE 528 3 No milestones
TPTE 575 6  
TPTE 591 3  
GRADUATE TOTAL 24  
* Meets University General Education Requirement .
1 Two courses from AFST 235 *, AFST 236 *; HIST 241 *, HIST 242 *, HIST 247 *, HIST 248 *, HIST 261 *, HIST 262 *, HIST 267 *, HIST 268 *; LAC 251 *, LAC 252 *; MRST 201 *, MRST 202 *.
2 Students are required to complete two math courses or one math and one statistics course from the Quantitative Reasoning University General Education list .
3 Select courses from the University General Education list .
4 Biological Science Elective: ANTH 110 *; BIOL 101 *, BIOL 102 *, BIOL 111 *, BIOL 112 *, BIOL 150 *, BIOL 159 *, BIOL 160 *; EPP 201 *; MICR 210 *. Either the biology or physical science elective must include a lab.
5 Physical Science Elective: ASTR 151 * (with or without lab – ASTR 153 ), ASTR 152 *, (with or without lab – ASTR 154 ), ASTR 217 *, ASTR 218 *; CHEM 100 *, CHEM 110 *, CHEM 120 *, CHEM 128 *, CHEM 130 *, CHEM 138 *; GEOG 131 *, GEOG 132 *; GEOL 101 *, GEOL 102 *, GEOL 103 *, GEOL 107 *, GEOL 108 *, GEOL 201 *, GEOL 202 *, GEOL 203 *, GEOL 205 *, GEOL 207 *, GEOL 208 *; PHYS 101 *, PHYS 102 *, PHYS 135 *, PHYS 136 *, PHYS 137 *, PHYS 138 *, PHYS 161 *, PHYS 221 *, PHYS 222 *, PHYS 231 *, PHYS 232 *. Either the biology or physical science elective must include a lab.
6 Select any course not already required for the major. See advisor for recommended electives.
7 PROFESSIONAL ELECTIVES: See list below for course options. (Note: Program coursework will allow students to obtain a deaf education license, K-12. Students will also choose general education licensure in elementary, middle grades or secondary education. Professional elective options vary by level of licensure.) Students will choose at least 12 credits in one content area or collateral area. Three additional credits can be in the selected area or a different content or collateral area.
8 Educational Methods: Students must select the appropriate methods courses that meet the requirements for elementary, middle grades or secondary licensure. See advisor. ELED 422 ; ENED 459 , ENED 507, ENED 508, ENED 509, ENED 543, ENED 590; MEDU 485 , MEDU 543; REED 461 , REED 540, REED 543; SCED 496 , SCED 543, SCED 565, SCED 596; SSCE 454 , SSCE 543; TPTE 543.
9 Students should interview after the completion of 45 hours.
10 See advisor for recommended course.

Professional Electives


Secondary License

Students obtaining a secondary license in general education will choose 12 professional electives from a secondary education content area. (Note: Some content areas require more than 12 credits for completion. Refer to specific content area requirements below.)               

Middle Grades License

Students obtaining a middle grades 4-8 license in general education will choose 12 upper division (300-400) credits from a middle grades education content area. Content areas include:            

  • English - Choose courses from the English department.
  • Mathematics - Choose courses from the mathematics department.
  • Science - Choose courses from the departments of biology, chemistry, earth and planetary sciences, and physics and astronomy.
  • Social Science - Choose courses from the departments of history, geography, political science, and economics.

Elementary License

Students obtaining an elementary K-6 license in general education will choose a collateral area and complete a total of 12 credit hours. Collateral areas are listed below. Check the Course Descriptions  for any prerequisites required for these courses.

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