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Teacher Education Preparation K–12 Licensure Concentration

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

Student Learning Goals

Students completing the Teacher Education Preparation program are able to

  • Explain basic knowledge of typical speech and language acquisition and functioning.
  • Discuss the psycho-social functioning of children who have hearing losses.
  • Use specific strategies to assess receptive and expressive communicative functioning of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Use specific strategies to assess and diagnose specific learning patterns of students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Design and implement individualized service delivery plans.
  • Facilitate the receptive and expressive communicative functioning of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Collaborate with other professionals and families in a variety of service delivery options for deaf and hard of hearing children.
  • Communicate fluently with children or adults who are deaf or hard of hearing who may use a variety of communication options.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current research in the education of children who are deaf or hard of hearing and other exceptional children.
  • Understand the impact of deafness from inter-cultural and cross-cultural perspectives.
  • Understand the role of the family in serving children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Apply appropriate technology in serving deaf and hard of hearing children and their families in a variety of educational contexts.

The Teacher Preparation concentration provides training at the undergraduate level for teachers of deaf and hard-of-hearing children. Internships for teaching take place in area public school programs with students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Transfer students may require additional semesters to complete the undergraduate degree program. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible for licensure by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (K–12 Hearing Impaired).

Program Requirements

I General Education Core Requirements (GEC)

See complete GEC requirements and approved course listings for all categories.

Core Category

Sem hrs

Students may select courses for:

 

Literature (GLT)

3

Fine Arts (GFA)

3

Philosophical, Religious, Ethical Principles (GPR)

3

One additional GLT, GFA, or GPR course

3

Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (GHP)

3

Mathematics (GMT)

3

Natural Sciences (GNS)
one must be a laboratory course; each must have a different departmental prefix

6–7

Reasoning and Discourse (GRD)
ENG 101 or FMS 115 or RCO 101, and one additional GRD course

6

 

 

Department specifies courses for:

 

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GSB)
required: PSY 121 and SOC 101

6

 

II General Education Marker Requirements

See details and courses. It is possible to meet all GE Marker Requirements while completing the GE Core requirements or courses required by the major/ concentration.

Students may select courses for:

Global/Global Non-Western Perspectives (GL/GN)
four (4) courses carrying GL/GN markers, at least one of which must carry the GN marker

One Speaking Intensive (SI) Course
In addition to this SI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second SI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Speaking Intensive.

One Writing Intensive (WI) Course
In addition to this WI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second WI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Writing Intensive.

 

III Major Requirements

minimum 49 semester hours in the major: SES 135, 240, 243, 250, 335, 350A, 350B, 460, 461, 483, 484, 555, 577, 578

completion of Sign Proficiency Test I

IV Related Area Requirements

6 semester hours, to include: CSD 334; PSY 250 or HDF 302; SOC 101*

V Teacher Licensure Requirements

13 semester hours, to include:

  1. CUI 420  
  2. CUI 450  
  3. ELC 381  
  4. HEA 201  

recommended: LIS 120

*SOC 101 satisfies GSB.

Students must have a 2.75 overall grade point average (GPA) to be admitted to Teacher Education, and a 2.75 grade point average in all courses with a SES prefix in order to be admitted to Student Teaching. If a student receives a grade below C (2.00 GPA) in an SES, Related Area, or Teacher Licensure course, the student is required to retake the course.

VI Second Academic Concentration Requirement

All students majoring in Teacher Education Preparation-Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children (K–12 Hearing Impaired Licensure) are required to complete another approved second academic concentration consisting of a minimum of 24 semester hours in a basic academic discipline. Depending on the academic discipline selected, a maximum of 6 hours may be counted toward both the General Education Requirements and the Second Academic Concentration. The following concentrations have been approved for Education of the Deaf: Art, English, Linguistics, Mathematics, Psychology, and Sociology. Other second concentrations require program approval.

VII Electives

Electives sufficient to complete the 128 semester hours required for degree.