Jul 20, 2024  
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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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

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

Sign Language Courses (15 Hours)

Department Required Mathematics Course (3 Hours)


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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