Education Specialist Credential

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Curriculum

The following co-requisite courses may be completed concurrently with the credential program:

  • EDTP 521 Literacy and Language in Diverse Classrooms (3 credits) or equivalent CTC-approved reading instruction course
  • EDDH 501 Sign Language and Deaf Culture for Teachers (2 credits)

The following courses are required to successfully complete this 40-unit curriculum:

Foundations Courses
  • EDDH 500 Characteristics of Diverse Learners with Hearing Loss (3 credits)
  • EDDH 502 Audiology: Diagnostics in Infants and Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing (3 credits)
  • EDDH 504 Educational Audiology and Hearing Technologies for Children and Youth who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing (3 credits)
  • EDDH 508 Speech, Aural Habilitation and Advanced Communication (3 credits)
  • EDDH 516 Language and Literacy for Students with Hearing Loss (including English Language Learners) (3 credits)
  • EDDH 518 Early Childhood Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Working with Families from Diverse Backgrounds (4 credits)
Methods Courses
  • EDDH 525 Academic Curriculum, Differentiated Instruction, and Technology for Students with Hearing Loss (English Language Learners) Grades K-5 (3 credits)
  • EDDH 527 Curriculum, Instruction and Technology for Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Grades 6-12 (3 credits)
  • EDDH 545 Developing Audition, Speech and Spoken English Language in Children and Youth who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing (3 credits)
  • EDDH 546 Inclusion/Collaboration/Itinerant Teaching with Students with Hearing Loss (3 credits)
Clinical Practice
  • EDDH 548 Teaching Students with Hearing Loss and Additional Special Needs including Autism Spectrum Disorders (3 credits)
  • EDDH 560 Practicum/Seminar in Elementary, Middle or High School Settings (6 credits)

In addition, candidates must complete Adult, Child, Infant CPR certification that meets the criteria of the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross and submit appropriate documentation when applying for the credential.

Master of Science Degree Option

Upon completion of the Preliminary credential program, the following courses are required for the M.S. in the Education of the Deaf degree:

Masters Courses
  • EDGN 509 Introduction to Educational Research
  • EDGN 510 Educational Research Design and Methodology
  • EDGN 599 Thesis Research
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