M.A.T Special Education/Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Online)

The Department of Middle, Secondary, Reading & Deaf Education offers a Master of Arts for Teachers (M.A.T) degree in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education.

Majors in special education/deaf education demonstrate content knowledge through passing the state required content assessment in deaf education. Students in this graduate program will demonstrate skills in assessment, instructional strategies, use of technology and monitoring/modifying instruction during observed teaching episodes evaluated by a university supervisor and P-12 mentor teacher. This is an online program.


Core Curriculum for MAT (10 Hours):

DEAF 2999 Entry to Education

ACED 7400 Computer Technology for the Workplace

RSCH 7010 Research Methodology in Education

PSYCH 7010 Learning & Assessment (Prereq RSCH 7100)

LEAD 7210 Ethics and Law


Major Area of Concentration (20 Hours):

DEAF 5310 Methods of Teaching Reading and Writing

DEAF 5370 Teaching Thinking Skills to Deaf & Hard of Hearing Children

DEAF 5380 Curriculum Development & Instructional Methods for Deaf Children

DEAF 6000 Integrated Management of Instruction

DEAF 6010 Integrated Instruction IEP Plan & Collaboration

DEAF 6020 Audiological Considerations & Auditory/Oral Methods for Teachers of the Deaf

DEAF 6030 Internship in Teaching

DEAF 6110 Professional Capstone Project