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.
Praxis II Content Test
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 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.
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 email@example.com or Mr. Jonathan Scherling, firstname.lastname@example.org.
512 Roskens Hall
6005 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68182-0054
Required courses for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Endorsement:
|SPED 1110||AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I||3|
|SPED 1114||AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I LAB||1|
|SPED 1120||AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II||3|
|SPED 1124||AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II LAB||1|
|SPED 2110||AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE III||3|
|SPED 2114||AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE III LAB||1|
|SPED 1500||INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL EDUCATION||3|
|SPED 2120||AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE IV||3|
|SPED 2124||AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE IV LAB||1|
|SPED 2200||HISTORY, PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY OF DEAFNESS||3|
|SPED 3110||AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE V||3|
|SPED 3114||AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE V LAB||1|
|SPED 4150||LITERACY ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES||3|
|SPED 4240||TEACHING/INTERPRETING LANGUAGE TO DEAF/HARD OF HEARING||5|
|SPED 4330||AURAL REHABILITATION||3|
|SPED 4350||TEACHING CONTENT SUBJECTS TO DEAF/HARD OF HEARING||4|
|SPED 4370||BASIC AUDIOLOGY||3|
|SPED 4650||TRANSITION PLANNING 1||3|
|SPED 4710||INTERACTIONS AND COLLABORATION||3|
|SPED 4720||CLINICAL PRACTICE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION 2||12|
|or SPED 4700||CLINICAL PRACTICE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION|
|SPED 4810||BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONS AND SUPPORTS||3|
SPED 4650 For 7-12 only.
SPED 4720 is required for clinical practice.