UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2017-2018

Program: Preliminary Education Specialist Credential

Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Program Description

Authorizes the holder to conduct assessments, provide instruction and special education-related services to individuals with a primary or secondary disability of deaf or hard of hearing, deaf-blind, autism spectrum disorders within the disability area and a hearing loss that manifests itself in conjunction with additional disabilities, including unilateral or bilateral, whether fluctuating, conductive, sensori-neural and/or auditory neuropathy from birth through age 22. Classes organized primarily for adults in services across the continuum of program options available.

Candidates are provided the following pathways to pursue a Preliminary Credential.

  1. The Traditional Program (DHH, ECSE, MM, MS) is designed primarily as a post-B.A. degree program for candidates in nonteaching or teaching positions interested in flexible scheduling. Contact Virginia Kennedy at virginia.kennedy@csun.edu for Traditional Program advisement.
  2. The Intern Program (DHH, ECSE, MM, MS), a post-B.A. degree 2-year program (including summers), is designed for teachers who have an Intern Credential and are hired in a cooperating school district. Interns must take a minimum of 6 units each semester, including 2 units of the SPED 506 Intern Practicum/Seminar. Interns receive classroom support and mentorship throughout the program by University and district personnel. Contact Tamarah Ashton at tamarah.ashton@csun.edu for Intern Program advisement. Candidates in the DHH, ECSE and MS areas must consult with an advisor in their area of specialization.
Admission into programs leading to licensure and credentialing does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or credential. Licensure and credentialing requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the CSU and requirements can change at any time. For example, licensure or credentialing requirements can include evidence of the right to work in the United States (e.g., Social Security number or tax payer identification number) or successfully passing a criminal background check. Students are responsible for determining whether they can meet licensure or credentialing requirements. The CSU will not refund tuition, fees, or any associated costs, to students who determine subsequent to admission that they cannot meet licensure or credentialing requirements. Information concerning licensure and credentialing requirements are available from the department.

Program Requirements

A. Traditional Education Specialist Teaching Credential Program in Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing (49 units)

1. Must meet admission requirements as described in the credential section.

2. Courses Required Prior to SPED 580DHH—Student Teaching:

*May be taken prior to admission.

3. Other Requirements Prior to SPED 580D—Student Teaching

  1. Basic Skills and Subject Matter Requirement:
    1. Recommended option for individuals interested in teaching at the elementary level: Passage of CSET Multiple Subject Exam and CSET Writing Skills, or passage of a CSET Multiple Exam and CBEST.
    2. Recommended option for individuals interested in teaching at the secondary level: Passage of a CSET Single Subject Exam and CBEST, or completion of approved subject matter program and passage of the CBEST.
  2. Passage of American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI).
  3. Writing Proficiency:
    1. CBEST writing score of 41 or higher, or
    2. Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam with a score of 10 or higher, or
    3. Completion of ENGL 305 or ENGL 406, or COMS 321.
  4. Overall GPA of 2.75 since admission with cumulative 3.0 GPA in professional education courses (a grade of “C” or higher is required in all courses).
  5. Fingerprint clearance.
  6. Submission of a student teaching application and approval to student teach by Credential Office. (Application for student teaching is required in the semester prior to student teaching.)

4. Courses Required Prior to or Concurrent with SPED 580D—Student Teaching

Only one course may be completed concurrently with SPED 580D.

SPED 563 Audiology and Spoken English Development for Teachers of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students (4)
SPED 567D Teaching Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students with Special Needs (3)

SPED 580D Student Teaching and Seminar in Deaf and Hard of Hearing (6)
 (with a grade of “B” or higher)

5. Required Prior to Applying for the Credential

  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
  2. Knowledge of U.S. Constitution (course or exam).
  3. Passage of Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA) or possession of valid California Teaching Credential. (Must hold valid California Teaching Credential at the time of applying for this Credential in order to be exempt from RICA.)
  4. CPR certification—infant, child, adult (online CPR training is not acceptable).
  5. Overall GPA of 2.75 since admission, with cumulative 3.0 GPA in professional education courses. A grade of “C” or higher is required in all courses.

B. Intern Education Specialist Program in DHH (52 units)

Must meet admission requirements as described in the credential section.

1. Preservice Component

All applicants are required to complete preservice preparation. This preparation includes classroom management and planning, reading/language arts, specialty specific pedagogy, human development and teaching English learners. Applicants without a valid Teaching Credential can satisfy the preservice preparation component through a combination of credential coursework and online instructional modules (see intern advisor).

Preservice Coursework

SPED 400 Developmental Differences and Implications in Special Education (3)*
SPED 402 Behavioral Assessment and Positive Behavioral Supports (3)*
SPED 406 K-12 Literacy Instruction for Diverse Learners with Disabilities (3)
SPED 416 Educating Diverse Learners with Disabilities and Working with Their Families (3)
SPED 420 Improving the Learning of Students with Special Needs Through Differentiated Instruction and Collaboration (3)

*May be taken prior to admission.

2. First Semester Coursework

SPED 504D Foundations of Deaf Education (3)
SPED 506DHA Special Education Internship Field Experience (3)

SPED 560 Development and Assessment of Language in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students (3)

3. Second Semester Coursework

SPED 506DHB Special Education Internship Field Experience (3)
SPED 561D Teaching Reading to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students (3)
SPED 565 Teaching Written English to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students (3)

4. First Summer Coursework

SPED 416 Educating Diverse Learners with Disabilities and Working with Their Families (3)

5. Other Requirements Prior to SPED 506DH (Third semester)

Passage of the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI).

6. Third Semester Coursework

7. Other Requirements Prior to SPED 506DHD (Fourth semester)

  1. Writing Proficiency:
    1. CBEST writing score of 41 or higher, or
    2. Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam with a score of 10 or higher, or
    3. Completion of ENGL 305 or ENGL 406, or COMS 321.
  2. Overall GPA of 2.75 since admission with cumulative 3.0 GPA in professional education courses (a grade of “C” or higher is required in all courses).
  3. Passage of Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA) or possession of a valid California Teaching Credential. (Must hold valid California Teaching Credential at the time of applying for this Credential in order to be exempt from RICA.)
  4. CPR certification—infant, child, adult (online CPR training is not acceptable).

8. Fourth Semester Coursework

SPED 506DHD Special Education Internship Field Experience (3)
SPED 566D Curriculum and Instruction for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students (3)
SPED 567D Teaching Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students with Special Needs (3)

Contact

Ellen Schneiderman
Education (ED) 2215
(818) 677-2649

Rachel Friedman Narr
Education (ED) 2210
(818) 677-4007

www.csun.edu/coe/sped

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Engage and support all students in learning.
  2. Create and maintain effective environments for student learning.
  3. Make subject matter comprehensible for student learning.
  4. Plan instruction and design learning experiences for all students.
  5. Assess student learning.
  6. Develop as a professional educator.