Deaf/hard of hearing program
Follow the admission link at right for detailed instructions on applying for the program. Deadline for application is March 1.
The professional development program in special education specializing in deaf/hard of hearing leads to Birth-12 classroom licensure and an M.Ed. degree and is designed to prepare teachers to work in a variety of educational settings.
The program philosophy focuses on cultural and social diversity and meeting the needs of individual students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Graduates are prepared to assess, analyze and problem solve the challenges of learning for deaf or hard of hearing students and their families, focusing on the objective of providing effective teaching practices and instructional strategies.
Careers in deaf/hard of hearing
Graduates of our program may serve as consultants to the general classroom teacher, as itinerant teachers providing direct service to students and their families, and as resource or classroom teachers. Professional teachers may serve students who range in age from infancy through young adults, who have additional conditions, and who come from a variety of cultural, linguistic and socio-economic backgrounds.
Prior equivalent coursework may be substituted for some courses. You and your advisor will review specific requirements once you are admitted. Course requirements vary by licensure program.
Standards of Effective Practice Course Requirements (18 credits)
Students entering as an initial licensure student or those who do not hold a MN license will need to complete the SEP requirements or show proof of prior completion.
- EdHD 5005 – School and Society (2cr)
- EdHD 5009 - Human Relations (1cr)
- PubH 6003 or 3005 – Fundamentals of Alcohol and Drug Abuse (1cr)
- EPsy 5114 – Psychology of Student Learning (3cr)
- EdHD 5007 – Technology for Teaching and Learning (1.5cr)
- EPsy 5619 - Specialized Interventions for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities in Mathematics
- EPsy 5701 – Practicum in General Education (2cr) (or proof of 120 hours of experience)
Special Education Core Course Requirements (18 credits)
- EPsy 5613 – Foundations of Special Education (3cr)
- EPsy 5605 – Collaborative Practices for the Special Educator (3cr)
- EPsy 5614 - Assessment and Due Process in Special Education (3cr)
- EPsy 5616 - Classroom Management and Behavior Analytic Problem Solving (3cr)
- EPsy 5618 – Specialized Interventions for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities in Reading and Written Expression (3cr)
- EPsy 5631 – Module 1: Introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication (1cr)
- EPsy 5705 – Practicum in ECSE / Elementary Settings (1cr)
Deaf/Hard of Hearing Course Requirements (29 credits)
- EPSY 5604 – Transitions from Work to School or Community Settings for Persons with Special Needs (3cr)
- EPSY 5611 – Research-Based Practices in Academic and Behavior Disabilities (3cr)
- EPSY 5634 - Module 4: Assistive Technology with Deaf/Hard of Hearing Students (1cr)
- EPSY 5641 - Foundations of Education for Individuals who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing (2cr)
- EPSY 5642 - Early Childhood Interventions for Infants, Toddlers and Preschool Age Children who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing (3cr)
- EPSY 5644 - Language Development and Programming for Individuals who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing (3cr)
- EPSY 5646 - Reading and Writing Practices with Deaf / Hard Of Hearing Students (2cr)
- EPSY 5647 - Aural and Speech Programming for Persons Who Are Deaf /Hard of Hearing (3cr)
- EPSY 5651 - Evidence-Based Practices in Deaf Education (2cr)
- EPSY 5704 – Practicum in Middle / Secondary Settings (1cr)
- EPSY 5751 –Student Teaching: Deaf/Hard of Hearing (6cr)