Bachelor of Science in Education Degree with Majors in Middle Grades Education, Deaf Education, or American Sign Language/English Interpreting

Each of these three programs in the department has numerous desired outcomes. Examples of these outcomes include the following:

Selected Educational Outcomes

  1. Students in initial teacher education programs demonstrate knowledge of the content that they plan to teach and can explain important principles and concepts delineated in professional, state, and institutional standards.
  2. Students in initial teacher education programs apply content-specific pedagogy to the subject area content and demonstrate a broad knowledge of instructional strategies that draws upon content and pedagogical knowledge and skills delineated in professional, state, and institutional standards to help all students learn.
  3. Students in initial teacher education programs analyze educational research findings and incorporate new information into their practice.
  4. Students in initial teacher education programs assess and analyze student learning, make appropriate adjustments to instruction, monitor student learning, and have a positive effect on learning for all students.

The departmental faculty members assess the desired learner outcomes for these three programs by using a variety of techniques. Examples of summative assessments in addition to course evaluations include the following:

Examples of Outcome Assessments

  1. Students in initial teacher education programs will demonstrate content knowledge through passing the state-required content assessment.
  2. Students in initial teacher education programs will demonstrate pedagogical content knowledge and knowledge of evidence-based strategies through development of lesson plans identifying use of research-validated procedures and effective content pedagogy.
  3. Students in initial teacher education programs will demonstrate skills in assessment, instructional strategies, use of technology, and monitoring and modifying instruction during observed teaching episodes evaluated by a university supervisor and P-12 mentor teacher.
  4. Students in initial teacher education programs will demonstrate their ability to positively impact P-12 learning through a Teacher Work Sample (TWS).

Requirements for the B.S.Ed. with a Major in American Sign Language/English Interpreting

Core Curriculum60
Core Areas A-E (See VSU Core Curriculum)42
Area F Requirements
EDUC 2110Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education3
EDUC 2120Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Diversity3
EDUC 2130Exploring Learning and Teaching3
ASLS 2110American Sign Language I3
ASLS 2120American Sign Language II3
INTP 2998Entry into the Profession0
Guided Elective3
All courses in Area F must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher.
College of Education and Human Services Health and Physical Education Requirements6
KSPE 2000
KSPE 2150
Health and Wellness for Life
and First Aid - CPR
4
Select two KSPE Fitness/Activity Courses2
Professional Education60
ASLS 3170American Sign Language III3
DEAF 3100Orientation to Deaf Education & Language Learning3
INTP 3010Introduction to ASL - English Interpretation3
SPEC 3000Serving Students with Diverse Needs3
ASLS 3190Fingerspelling, Numbers, & Classifiers3
ASLS 3180American Sign Language IV3
DEAF 3150Deaf Community, Culture, & History3
DEAF 3120Learning, Cognition, and Social Development in Deaf Children3
ASLS 3140Linguistics of American Sign Language3
INTP 3150English - ASL Translation3
INTP 4010Consecutive English/American Sign Language Interpreting4
INTP 4020Consecutive American Sign Language/English Interpreting4
INTP 4030Consecutive Transliterating English to English Sign Systems3
INTP 4040Practicum for Educational Interpreters4
INTP 4050Simultaneous English/American Sign Language Interpreting I3
INTP 4060Simultaneous American Sign Language Interpreting/English3
INTP 4070Simultaneous Transliterating English to English Sign Systems3
INTP 4080Educational Interpreting Internship6
Total hours required for the degree126