Education Certification - Deaf Education

While not a major, the Deaf Education Concentration prepares students to become certified in teaching the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and 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 (TASC). Junior year is spent observing and participating in a literacy program with the local Regional Day School Program for the Deaf, and senior year is spent in a full-time student teaching placement. Available courses include:

  • Diagnostic Methods
  • Language and Reading Instruction
  • American Sign Language
  • Deaf Education
  • Aural Rehab

Students graduating with the Deaf Education sequence have the opportunity to find job opportunities in Early Childhood Intervention, Parent Infant Programs, Teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing K-12, Itinerant teachers and more. These occupations are sought after by a variety of fields and corporations, such as nursing homes, hospitals, schools or rehabilitation centers.

For more information: Deaf Education Track