DEAF 5010. Student Teaching: Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing. 5 Hours.

Prerequisite: DEAF 2999; Intermediate on the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI). Co-requisite: DEAF 5020. Graded "Satisfactory" or "unsatisfactory". A semester-long student teaching experience completed with students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. NOTE: A student who receives a grade of Unsatisfactory (U) for student teaching may apply for student teaching only on additional time. The student will be required to complete a prescribed program of remediation before being permitted to student teach the second time. Any student who receives a secord grade of "U" for student teaching will be permanently dismissed from all teacher education programs in the College of Education and will not be recommended for teacher certifications by Valdosta State University.

DEAF 5020. Student Teaching Seminar: Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing. 1 Hour.

Prerequisites: DEAF 2999; Intermediate on the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI). Co-requisite: DEAF 5010. A forum for discussion and exchange of ideas relating to the responsibilites of professional ethical practices.

DEAF 5310. Methods of Teaching Reading and Writing to Deaf Students. 3 Hours.

Pre-requisite: Intermediate on the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI). Principles and techniques used in the development of reading and writing skills in deaf and hard of hearing children. Focus on reading theory, applications, diagnostic procedures, and instructional methods for teaching students experiencing hearing loss.

DEAF 5370. Teaching Thinking Skills. 3 Hours.

Pre-requisite: Intermediate on the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI). Designed to prepare teachers to become familiar with cognitive strategies that promote higher level thought in deaf learners. Emphasis is placed on how to incorporate these strategies into regular classroom instruction.

DEAF 5380. Curriculum Development Instruction for Deaf Students. 4 Hours.

Pre-requisite: Intermediate on the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI). Curriculum planning and special adaptations in teaching school subjects to deaf and hard of hearing students at the elementary, intermediate and secondary levels. Selection, development, modification, evaluation, and use of instructional media.

DEAF 6000. Integration and Management of Instruction in the Classroom. 4 Hours.

Pre-requisite: Intermediate on the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI). Identification and implementation of management and instructional strategies that have demonstrated effectiveness. Through applied projects focused on K-12 student learning, students will demonstrate the ability to evaluate intervention efficacy.

DEAF 6010. Integrated Instruction: Individualized Education Program. 3 Hours.

Pre-requisite: Intermediate on the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI). The theoretical and practical basis of curriculum design for individuals with disabilities throughout the life cycle. Individualized Education Program (IEP) development and planning that incorporate student access to the general educational curriculum are components of this course.

DEAF 6020. Audiological Considerations and Auditory/Oral Methods for Teachers of the Deaf. 4 Hours.

Prerequisite; Admission into the graduate program or permission by instructor; Intermediate on the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI). An introduction to types and causes of hearing loss and methodologies that can be used to enhance speech and listening skills.

DEAF 6030. Internship in Teaching. 3 Hours.

Prerequisites: Admission into the M.A.T. graduate program in Special Education - Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing or permission of instrutor; Intermediate on the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI). Graded "Satisfactory" or "Unsatisfactory". A clinical practice designed for candidates in the online M.A.T. program in Special Education - Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing who are seeking initial certification. Candidate will complete a semester of teachind in the role of a deaf educator, supervised by a university supervisor and the school principlal or the principal's dessgnee.

DEAF 6100. Seminar: Deaf Education and Language Learning. 3 Hours.

Introductory course in Deaf Education and Language Learning for teachers. Topics include types of hearing loss and there impact on language, social, emotional, cognitive, and education development.

DEAF 6110. Professional Capstone Course. 3 Hours.

Pre-requisite: Intermediate on the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI). Culminating course. Students will implement a project that demonstrates their ability to apply evidence-based research to impact programs or practices that affect K-12 students.