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Auditory-Oral/Birth–Kindergarten Teacher Licensure Concentration

(126 semester hours)

The Auditory-Oral/Birth–Kindergarten concentration provides audition and spoken language development training at the undergraduate level for teachers of infants, toddlers, and young children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Field experiences and internships for teaching take place in public and private schools serving young children who are deaf and hard of hearing utilizing an auditory-oral approach. Students completing the program are eligible for NC licensure in K–12 Hearing Impaired and Birth–Kindergarten. Transfer students may require additional semesters to complete this undergraduate program. Students desiring to pursue the Auditory-Oral/Birth–Kindergarten teacher licensure concentration must have reliable transportation to and from practicum and/or internship sites.

Upon completion of the Auditory-Oral/Birth–Kindergarten Teacher Licensure program, students are able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the impact of early development on speech reception and auditory skills in infants, toddlers, and preschoolers who are deaf and hard of hearing.
  • Utilize appropriate methods for developing spoken language in infants, toddlers, and preschoolers who are deaf and hard of hearing.
  • Articulate an understanding of different family systems and family interactions, and demonstrate an awareness of the importance of parental involvement in a child’s education and development.
  • Discuss the history, major theories, and major philosophies of the education of young children and the use of Auditory-Oral and Auditory-Verbal approaches with young children who are deaf and hard of hearing.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of technology used to assist the learning and communication needs of young children who are deaf and hard of hearing as well as young children who are typically developing.
  • Utilize naturalistic assessment methods in determining young children’s strengths and needs.
  • Assess young children’s performance as a professional educator and develop a plan for continued professional development.

Program Requirements


Note: The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction is requiring each teacher licensure program to be revised; thus, the requirements listed in this Bulletin may change.

I General Education Core Requirements (GEC)

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

Core Category

S.H.

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: HDF 212 and SES 240

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 36 s.h. in the major: SES 240*, 242, 245, 250, 450, 451, 460, 461, 483, 578; SES/HDF 425, 435, 441

IV Related Area Requirements

CSD 295, 334, 557; ELC 381; HDF 212*, 302, 409 or 410, 452; HEA 201 or NUR 345; LIS 120; SWK 491 or 584; TED 516

*HDF 212 and SES 240 satisfy GSB.

V Teacher Licensure Requirements

These courses are also listed under major or related area requirements:

  1. SES 242  
  2. HEA 201 or NUR 345  
  3. ELC 381  
  4. LIS 120   
  5. TED 516
  6. SES 461   

Students must have a 2.70 overall grade point average to be admitted to teacher education, and a 2.70 grade point average in all courses with a SES prefix in order to be admitted to student teaching. Any grade below C- in a required core course makes a student ineligible to continue in the licensure track. Students must be admitted to Teachers Academy before enrolling in SES 451, 483, or 578.

VI Electives

Choose two electives from: ART 367; MUS 335, 361; SES 101