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While not a major, the Deaf Education Teacher Prep program involves course work, observation, and field placement. Students are prepared to take the Texas State Board for Educator Certification TExES exams for Deaf Education and the Texas Assessment for Sign Communication exam. The program involves spending their junior year observing and participating in a literacy program with the local Regional Day School Program for the Deaf and spending their senior year in a full-time student teaching placement.


Required Courses

  • CSD 1360 Introduction to Deaf Education
  • CSD 2318 Language Development
  • CSD 3312 Deaf Studies
  • CSD 4301 Introduction to Audiology
  • CSD 4352 Diagnostic Methods
  • CSD 4368 Introduction to Aural Rehab
  • CSD 4360 Language and Reading Instruction for the Deaf I
  • CSD 4361 Language and Reading Instruction for the Deaf II
  • CSD 4660 Internship I EC-12 Part 1
  • CSD 4661 Internship I EC-12 Part 2
  • CSD 4662 Internship II EC-12 Part 1
  • CSD 4663 Internship II EC-12 Part 2
  • TED 1312 Introduction to Teaching
  • TED 1112 Instructional Technology Lab
  • TED 2360 Teaching Special Education

Additional Requirements for Sequence II: Deaf Education

A. Required courses in other fields (for Deaf Education sequence only):

  • Seven semester hours from: TED 1312/1112, TED 2360.
  • American Sign Language through CSD 2302.

B. Admission and Retention in Deaf Education Sequence

  • The semester that the candidate completes TED 2360 and CSD 2302 an application must but submitted to the Deaf Education Program Committee no later than April 1.

Minimum criteria for admittance:

  1. GPA 2.8 overall
  2. GPA 3.0 in major
  3. Completion of required course work
  4. Must achieve passing score on the ASL Language Proficiency Exam.
  • In order to enroll in the internship field experience courses (CSD 4660, CSD 4661, CSD 4662, CSD 4663), candidate must have prior approval from the program committee AND meet the following minimum criteria:
  1. GPA 2.8 overall
  2. GPA 3.0 in the major
  3. Completion of required course work
  4. Must achieve passing score on the ASL Language Proficiency Exam.
  5. Must have successfully completed CSD 4360 & 4361
For Further Information, Contact:
Mrs. Lori Wrzesinski
Director, American Sign Language Program
Email: Lori_Wrzesinski@baylor.edu
Phone: (254)710-6369