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 4720 Competency in sign language is required for clinical practice.
**SPED 4650 For 7-12 only
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.
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.
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