Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Advisor Name:_______________________ Catalog: Academic Catalog 2020-2021 Program: Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (K-12), Elementary Education (K-6) Major

Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (K-12), Elementary Education (K-6) Major

The Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing/Elementary Education Major (EDDEL) dual certification program prepares teacher candidates to teach in the deaf education setting for grades K-12 and in the general education setting for grades K-6. The content of EDDEL courses at Flagler College follow the standards and ethics established for professional training and practice by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), and incorporates the Florida Department of Education accomplished practices for pre-service teachers, and the FLHI K-12 competencies and skills required for teacher certification in Florida.  The EDDEL major is classified as a comprehensive program under the Council for Education of the Deaf (CED) and is designed to provide students with a balanced approach that addresses the skills and competencies to support all students who are deaf and hard of hearing. Students will receive intensive training in American Sign Language (ASL) as well as coursework and professional development for listening and spoken language strategies and Cued Speech. Students in the EDDEL program will be required to take a minimum of 15 hours in ASL (regardless of their entering level) and will be required to earn a score of 2+ or higher on the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (or passing score on a program approved assessment) if they wish to intern in a classroom where sign language is used as the language of instruction. Students entering Flagler College with prior experience in ASL take the ASL Placement Test which is offered each semester. More information about the ASL placement test is available at https://www.flagler.edu/information-for/admitted-students/asl-placement-test-/

Program Coordinator: Dr. Michella Maiorana-Basas

Required General Education Courses (51 Hours)

Students entering with an Associate of Arts (AA) degree are exempt from the general education requirements, with the exception of specified courses for their major.

Mathematics

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
MAT 142 - College Geometry Credits: 3

and

MAT 223 - Statistics Credits: 3

and

  • MAT 135 or higher Credits: 3
  • English Composition

    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    ENG 152WI - Topics in College Writing Credits: 3

    or

    ENG 172WI - Topics in College Writing: Honors Credits: 3

    and

    ENG 202WI - Introduction to Literature Credits: 3

    Speech Communication

    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    COM 101 - Speech Communication Credits: 3

    First Year Seminar

    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    FYS 142WI - The First Year Seminar on Liberal Education and Citizenship Credits: 3

    or

    FYS 152WI - The First Year Seminar on Liberal Education and Citizenship Credits: 3

    or

    HON 100 - Honors Freshman Seminar Credits: 3

    Foundations of Knowledge

    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    HIS 205WI - United States History to 1877 Credits: 3

    or

    HIS 206WI - United States History Since 1877 Credits: 3

    and

    ESL 315 - Cross Cultural Communications This course is required for all Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing/Elementary Education majors, including those with an AA degree. Credits: 3

    and

  • SLS 201 or SLS 202 Credits: 3
  • Creative Expression

    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
  • Choose a Category A course. (See General Education Program and Courses in catalog.) Credits: 3
  • EEL 365 - Elementary Methods in the Arts (Category B) This course is required for all Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing/Elementary Education majors, including those with an AA degree. Credits: 3

    Ways of Knowing

    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    EDU 202WI - Introduction to Child and Adolescent Development in the Educational Setting This course is required for all Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing/Elementary Education majors, including those with an AA degree. Credits: 3

    and

    PSY 101 - Introduction to Psychology Credits: 3

    and

  • NAS Life Science Course Credits: 3
  • and

  • NAS Earth Science Course Credits: 3
  • and

  • NAS Physical Science Course Credits: 3
  • Professional Education Courses (17 Hours)

    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    EDU 241 - Professional Development 1 Credits: 1
    EDU 242 - Instructional Design for Teaching and Learning Credits: 3
    EDU 309 - Introduction to Techniques in Exceptionality Credits: 3
    EDU 321 - General Methods of Instruction Credits: 3
    EDU 355 - Tests and Measurements Credits: 3
    EDU 357 - Classroom Management Credits: 3
    EDU 461 - Professional Development II Credits: 1

    Elementary Education Courses (12 Hours)

    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    EEL 301 - Elementary Reading Instruction Credits: 3
    EEL 362 - Elementary Methods of Mathematics Credits: 3
    EEL 364 - Elementary Methods of Science Credits: 3
    EEL 455 - Diagnostic Reading Credits: 3

    Education of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Courses (27 Hours)

    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    EDD 349 - Foundations of Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (30-hour practicum) Credits: 3
    EDD 350 - Principles of Speech and Hearing for the Classroom Teacher Credits: 3
    EDD 370 - Reading/Emergent Literacy Credits: 3
    EDD 470/570 - Methods of Teaching Language to DHH Students (30-hour practicum) Credits: 3
    EDD 473/573 - Methods of Instruction for DHH Students (30-hour practicum) Credits: 3
    EDD 481 - Internship with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Credits: 12

    NOTEPracticum is considered an assignment and is critical for passing the course. Practicum assignments may be in a variety of settings including the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind as well as itinerant and self-contained settings.

    Sign Language Courses (12 Hours)

    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    SLS 202 - American Sign Language II Credits: 3
    SLS 301 - American Sign Language III Credits: 3
    SLS 302 - American Sign Language IV Credits: 3
    EDD 448/548 - ASL in the Classroom Setting Credits: 3

    NOTE: Students must take the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) evaluation and score a minimum of 2+ if they wish to intern in a classroom where sign language is used as the language of instruction. Credits / Units: 3

    ESOL Courses (6 Hours)

    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    ESL 325 - Applied Linguistics Credits: 3
    ESL 415 - ESOL Curriculum and Materials Development Credits: 3

    NOTE

    Some courses require admission to the Education Department and/or other prerequisites. Also, some courses are offered only in fall/spring or even/odd semesters. This information can be found by accessing individual course descriptions.

    Information for Transfer Students Pursuing the Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program

    Students who transfer to Flagler College will have completed courses or even an AA degree from another college or university. While these courses are an important part of the students’ academic history, they do not always cover the requirements for the Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing major. Because the major is a dual certification program (Elementary Education K-6 and Deaf Education K-12), with up to 15 hours of ASL courses, students transferring in will need more than two years to meet all criteria. Generally, transfer students must remain in the program for three to three and half years in order to complete the courses, practicum experiences, and internship that are necessary to fulfill the requirements for the two certification areas as well as for academic endorsements in Reading and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Accordingly, transfer students pursuing the Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing major should not expect to complete the program in two years. 

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