Education - Deaf/Hard of Hearing Program

This program is designed for candidates preparing for careers serving individuals who are deaf/hard of hearing. This program is part of the educator preparation program. Candidates must complete a dual endorsement program with the deaf/hard of hearing and a major in elementary or secondary education. The preparation meets the standards of the Council for Exceptional Children/Council of the Deaf (CEC/CED) for teachers of the deaf/hard of hearing.

Additional Information

Praxis II Content Test

Effective fall 2015 semester, all educator preparation candidates are required to receive a passing score on the Praxis II content test in each endorsement area of their preparation prior to being awarded initial teacher certification through the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE). This link (http://www.ets.org/praxis/ne/requirements) will take you to the ETS website page for the Nebraska Department of Education requirements. The page lists the Nebraska requirements for each endorsement area.

Student Organizations

Allies for Sign Language is an organization that unites members and the community for the purpose of fellowship and friendship and to promote academic achievement. Allies for Sign Language acts as a resource to attract and retain deaf and hard of hearing students; provide a basis for cultural exchange among the deaf students and the hearing students and to further the understanding of deaf culture throughout the world. Several academic, volunteer and social activities related to the current trends and issues in deaf education and interpreting are organized each semester for UNO students and members of the signing community. For more information, contact Dr. Julie Delkamiller jdelkamiller@unomaha.edu or Mr. Jonathan Scherling, jscherling@unomaha.edu.

Contact

Roskens Hall 512
6005 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68182-0054
402-554-2201

Website

Requirements

Required courses for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Endorsement:
SPED 1110AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I3
SPED 1114AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I LAB1
SPED 1120AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II3
SPED 1124AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II LAB1
SPED 2110AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE III3
SPED 2114AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE III LAB1
SPED 1500INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL EDUCATION3
SPED 2120AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE IV3
SPED 2124AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE IV LAB1
SPED 2200HISTORY, PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY OF DEAFNESS3
SPED 3110AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE V3
SPED 3114AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE V LAB1
SPED 4150READING AND WRITING INSTRUCTION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES3
SPED 4240TEACHING/INTERPRETING LANGUAGE TO DEAF/HARD OF HEARING5
SPED 4330AURAL REHABILITATION3
SPED 4350TEACHING CONTENT SUBJECTS TO DEAF/HARD OF HEARING4
SPED 4370BASIC AUDIOLOGY3
SPED 4650TRANSITION PLANNING 13
SPED 4710INTERACTIONS AND COLLABORATION3
SPED 4720CLINICAL PRACTICE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION 212
or SPED 4700 CLINICAL PRACTICE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
SPED 4810BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONS AND SUPPORTS3
Total Credits65
1

SPED 4650 For 7-12 only.

2

SPED 4720 is required for clinical practice.