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About this Bachelor's Degree

The bachelor’s degree in education of the deaf emphasizes a comprehensive communication philosophy, reflected in courses that address manually coded English and American Sign Language along with principles and techniques of aural-oral education and rehabilitation.

Students actually work with deaf and hard-of-hearing pupils and their teachers.

Learning Outcomes/Objectives

  • Students will plan and design units of instruction [classroom, small-group, individual learners] for learners who are deaf and hard of hearing.
  • Students will demonstrate best practices in literacy development (teaching reading and writing) with pupils who are deaf and hard of hearing.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of normal language development, the anatomy of the hearing mechanism, and the measurement of hearing.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the function of various amplification devices and aural rehabilitation strategies.
  • Students will demonstrate confidence and competence in expressive and receptive signing.