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Specialization in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing

The specialization in Deaf and Hard of Hearing is designed for educators and other professionals who want to become knowledgeable about teaching strategies to enhance students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the etiologies, learning characteristics, language and cognitive development related to hearing loss.
  2. Communicate using a variety of strategies in signed and spoken language to interact directly and effectively with students who are deaf or hard of hearing, deaf-blind and/or with additional disabilities.
  3. Apply techniques that develop age appropriate language and cognitive skills, using both visual (signed) and/or auditory (spoken) input for students who are deaf or hard of hearing including those who are deaf-blind with additional disabilities.
  4. Collaborate effectively with a multi-disciplinary educational team to provide assessments, planning, and implementation strategies for children birth to age 5 that are deaf or hard of hearing, deaf-blind and/or with additional disabilities.
  5. Analyze the characteristics of students who are deaf or hard of hearing and exhibit additional disabilities that are associated with hearing loss and identify behaviors that require specialized instruction and/or adaptation and/or modifications in instruction.

Requirements

To receive a California Preliminary Education Specialist Teaching Credential, candidates are required to complete successfully core courses, specific program (advanced) courses, and a clinical practice path to supervised teaching (student teaching or internship).
Candidates choosing the Internship option to obtain the Preliminary Education Specialist Authorization Teaching Credential with Mild/Moderate, Moderate/Severe, or Deaf and Hard of Hearing specializations will need to meet the Internship Eligibility requirements.
CTC mandates approved Internship programs require a minimum of 120 hours of pre-service coursework prior to becoming the teacher of record. 4.5 quarter units are equal to 40 clock hours. These pre-service courses must be successfully completed prior to eligibility for completing the Internship option.
Specialization Requirements (9 courses; 36 quarter units)
Students will need to choose from one of the following options: Internship or Student Teaching
Core Requirements (5 courses; 22.5 quarter units)
Students will need to choose from one of the following options: Internship or Student Teaching
Core Requisite(s):
Clinical Practice Requirements
Students will need to choose from one of the following options: Internship or Student Teaching
Internship Option (4 courses; 13.5 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):
Student Teaching Option (4 courses; 13.5 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):
Optional: For the Multiple or Single Subject Credential Requirements, please choose one of the following options. (6-8 courses; 22.5-31.5 quarter units)
Multiple Subject Credential (3 courses; 13.5 quarter units)
Single Subject Credential (3 courses; 13.5 quarter units)
Choose from one of the following options:
Student Teaching Option (3 courses, 9 quarter units)
Internship Option (5 courses; 18 quarter units)
Optional: Master of Science in Special Education Master of Science in Special Education Requirements (2 courses, 9 quarter units)

 

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