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M.Ed in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education (Track 2)

M.Ed. in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Track 2 Program Flyer

For individuals who hold professional teaching certificates in a field outside of Deaf Education (36 graduate hours) 

The following forms/links are the same for the M.Ed. (5th year program) and M.Ed. (Track 2) program:

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Core Curriculum for MED Track 2 ( 7 hours):

Course

Title

Credit Hours

DEAF 2999

Entry to the Profession - Graded “Satisfactory” or “Unsatisfactory.”  A required non-credit course for all deaf education initial certification candidates pursuing a VSU-recommended program of study.  The course must be successfully completed prior to or co-requisite with the first semester of professional graduate-level courses listed in the program of study.  Candidates are required to establish an electronic portfolio, have passed or exempted the Regents’ exam, have a 2.5 GPA or higher, have a satisfactory criminal background check, and purchase liability insurance. If an “Unsatisfactory” grade is earned, the course must be repeated until a “Satisfactory” grade is received.

0

LEAD 7210

Ethics and Laws – Review of the major statues and litigation affecting educational and educational-related areas as well as ethical decision-making practices.  Emphasis is on information and professional ethics and behavior appropriate to educational and educationally-related settings.

1

RSCH 7100

Research Methodology in Education – This course provides a study of methods used to conduct educational and educationally-related research and includes critical analysis of selected research articles and research design.  Emphasized is the ability to use research and research methods to improve practices in educational and educationally-related settings.

3

DEAF 6100

Seminar Deaf Education and Language Learning – An introduction to the study of the growth and development of deaf and hard of hearing children and how being deaf may affect an individual’s language, psychological, cognitive, social, and educational development. The focus of this class is toward general understanding of how being deaf or hard of hearing is influential in shaping life experiences of individuals. Various perspectives regarding being deaf are explored. Emphasis is placed on an examination of the various theories of language development and assessment instruments used to evaluate this population and the ramifications of hearing loss on language development.

3

 

 

Course

Title

Credit Hours

DEAF 5310

Methods of Teaching Reading and Writing to Deaf Students – Principles and techniques used in the development of reading and writing skills in deaf and hard of hearing children. Focus on reading theory, applications, diagnostic procedures, and instructional methods for teaching students experiencing hearing loss. (Pre-requisite: SLPI, Intermediate Level)

3

DEAF 5370

Teaching Thinking Skills to Deaf & Hard of Hearing Children – Designed to prepare teachers to become familiar with cognitive strategies that promote higher level thought in deaf learners. Emphasis is placed on how to incorporate these strategies into regular classroom instruction. (Pre-requisite: SLPI, Intermediate Level)

3

DEAF 5380

Curriculum Development Instruction for Deaf Students – Curriculum planning and special adaptations in teaching school subjects to deaf and hard of hearing students at the elementary, intermediate and secondary levels. Selection, development, modification, evaluation, and use of instructional media. (Pre-requisite: SLPI, Intermediate Level)

3

 

*DEAF 6000

 

            OR

 *DEAF 6010

Integration and Management of Instruction in the Classroom – Identification and implementation of management and instructional strategies that have demonstrated effectiveness. Through applied projects focused on K-12 student learning, students will demonstrate the ability to evaluate intervention efficacy. (Pre-requisite: SLPI, Intermediate Level)

4

Integrated Instruction: Individualized Education Program – The theoretical and practical basis of curriculum design for individuals with disabilities throughout the life cycle. Individualized Education Program (IEP) development and planning that incorporate student access to the general educational curriculum are components of this course. (Pre-requisite: SLPI, Intermediate Level)

3

DEAF 6020

Audiological Considerations & Auditory/Oral Methods for Teachers of the Deaf – Prerequisite: Admission into the program or permission of instructor. An introduction to the types and causes of hearing loss and methodologies that can be used to enhance speech and listening skills.

4

DEAF 6030

Internship in Teaching – A clinical practice designed for candidates in the online M.Ed in Special Education-Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing who are seeking initial certification. Candidates will complete a semester of teaching in the role of a deaf educator, supervised by a university supervisor and the school principal or the principal’s designee. (Pre-requisite: SLPI, Intermediate Level)

3

 

Required Endorsement

9

Completion of courses to earn an endorsement in either Reading or ESOL:    

READ 7100

Trends and Issues in Reading -- A review of current issues and trends in literacy education. Emphasis in on the principal viewpoints on these issues, including opposing points of view.

3

READ 7010

Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Difficulties -- Study of the nature and causes of reading difficulties, procedures for diagnosis, and methods and materials for corrective techniques in the classroom.

3

READ 7130

Comprehension and Study Strategy Instruction -- A review of research related to comprehension and study strategies. Research findings will be applied to classroom instruction.

3

OR

ESOL 6010

Applied Linguistics for ESOL Teachers -- A study of the nature, structure, and diversity of language, emphasizing the phonological, syntactic, and semantic patterns of English in comparison and contrast with feathers of other selected languages. Prospective teachers will explore the principles of linguistic systems and major theorists and schools of linguistic thought within the cultural framework of working with communities of non-native English speakers.

3

ESOL 6020

Cultural Perspectives for ESOL Teachers -- A study of culture and its relationship with language and education. Prospective teachers will investigate theories related to the nature and role of culture and cultural programs in the construction of learning environments and support linguistically diverse learners.

3

ESOL 6030

Methods and Materials for Teaching ESOL -- Methods of teaching English at the elementary, middle, and high school levels to students whose first language is not English. Topics include theories of second language acquisition, instructional strategies and materials, methods of evaluating proficiency and progress, and curriculum-building.

3

                

 

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