Bachelor of Science in 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.
Required courses for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Endorsement:
**SPED 4240 Competency in sign language is required for student teaching.
**SPED 4650 For 7-12 only
Teaching American Sign Language as a World Language may be completed concurrently as an additional endorsement, or may be added to a regular Nebraska teaching certificate, if the following course work is completed:
Praxis II Content Test:
Effective fall 2014 semester, all educator preparation candidates seeking certification are required to take a Praxis II content test in each endorsement area of their preparation prior to being recommended for teacher certification. Furthermore, 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 recommended for teacher certification.
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.
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; act 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; advocate for accessibility; further the understanding of deaf culture throughout the world; promote discussion of current trends and issues relating to deaf education; as well as provide social activities that include members of the deaf community. For more information, contact Julie Delkamiller email@example.com or Jonathan Scherling, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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