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Education of the Deaf Major (TEDF)

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Available Concentrations and AOS Codes:
Teacher Education Preparation K–12, U145
Required: 128 semester hours, to include at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level

Interpreter Training Program, U875
Required: 128 semester hours, to include at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level

Community-Based Services, U260
Required: 122 semester hours, to include at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level

Auditory-Oral/Birth–Kindergarten Teacher Licensure, U261
Required: 125 semester hours, to include at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level

The Education of Deaf Children Program provides opportunities for study in four concentrations: Teacher Preparation; Interpreting; Community-Based Services; and Auditory-Oral/Birth–Kindergarten Teacher Licensure. All areas of study focus on the unique educational needs of deaf and hard-of-hearing children emphasizing language acquisition, teaching methods, and communication modes. Specialized training in communication modes is offered through sign classes and the Sign Language Laboratory. Supervised experiences are available for student observations, volunteer work and practicum in area public schools and other settings.

Also see Teacher Education for Teacher Education admission requirements and second major requirement.

See requirements for the following concentrations: