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
- 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.
- 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.
- Students in initial teacher education programs analyze educational research findings and incorporate new information into their practice.
- 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
- Students in initial teacher education programs will demonstrate content knowledge through passing the state-required content assessment.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 Areas A-E (See VSU Core Curriculum)||42|
|Area F Requirements|
|EDUC 2110||Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education||3|
|EDUC 2120||Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Diversity||3|
|EDUC 2130||Exploring Learning and Teaching||3|
|ASLS 2110||American Sign Language I||3|
|ASLS 2120||American Sign Language II||3|
|INTP 2998||Entry into the Profession||0|
|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 Requirements||6|
& KSPE 2150
|Health and Wellness for Life|
and First Aid - CPR
|Select two KSPE Fitness/Activity Courses||2|
|ASLS 3170||American Sign Language III||3|
|DEAF 3100||Orientation to Deaf Education & Language Learning||3|
|INTP 3010||Introduction to ASL - English Interpretation||3|
|SPEC 3000||Serving Students with Diverse Needs||3|
|ASLS 3190||Fingerspelling, Numbers, & Classifiers||3|
|ASLS 3180||American Sign Language IV||3|
|DEAF 3150||Deaf Community, Culture, & History||3|
|DEAF 3120||Learning, Cognition, and Social Development in Deaf Children||3|
|ASLS 3140||Linguistics of American Sign Language||3|
|INTP 3150||English - ASL Translation||3|
|INTP 4010||Consecutive English/American Sign Language Interpreting||4|
|INTP 4020||Consecutive American Sign Language/English Interpreting||4|
|INTP 4030||Consecutive Transliterating English to English Sign Systems||3|
|INTP 4040||Practicum for Educational Interpreters||4|
|INTP 4050||Simultaneous English/American Sign Language Interpreting I||3|
|INTP 4060||Simultaneous American Sign Language Interpreting/English||3|
|INTP 4070||Simultaneous Transliterating English to English Sign Systems||3|
|INTP 4080||Educational Interpreting Internship||6|
|Total hours required for the degree||126|