• Bachelor of Arts in Deaf Education Program 


    Deaf Ed video intro


    Learn about the program through this video.

    BAE DeafEd Youtube Introduction


    Learn more about University of North Florida's Bachelor of Arts in Deaf Education.


    The mission of the Deaf Education program is to develop highly effective teachers who are equipped to work with students who are deaf or hard of hearing in a variety of educational settings and have mastered the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAPs) and Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) teaching standards.


    The B.A.E. in Deaf Education is a “comprehensive” program undergoing accreditation by the Council on the Education of the Deaf (CED). Pre-service teachers must be prepared for the diverse nature of students who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH). Our philosophy is to respect and address diversity within the field by ensuring that all graduates are well-prepared and equipped for the challenges of educating all students with hearing loss. Pre-service teachers in the program will learn a comprehensive and balanced perspective of students’ varying communication modes (sign and/or listening and spoken language), language and academic proficiency levels, use of assistive hearing devices (hearing aids or cochlear implants), family dynamics, and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Because these characteristics directly impact a child’s learning experiences, educational services, emotional development, and social interactions, it is of utmost importance that graduates of our program are experienced and adept in all of these aforementioned areas. 


    Admission to the Program


    Applicants seeking admission to the College of Education and Human Services must have the following to be eligible:

    1) Satisfactory completion of 60 semester hours of credit from UNF or other regionally accredited institution(s). An Associate in Arts Degree (AA) from one of Florida's 28 Community/State Colleges or 10 SUS schools satisfies General Education and Gordon Rule requirements.  


    2) A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 in all college level course work taken at UNF and all previously attended institutions.  


    3) Passing scores (no exceptions) on all four parts of the General Knowledge Exam, one component of the Florida Teacher Certification Exams. 


    4) Three COEHS prerequisite courses, which are: EDF1005 Introduction to the Teaching Profession, EDF 2085 Introduction to Diversity for Educators, and EME 2040 Introduction to Technology for Educators

    Students not meeting the minimum admissions requirements for the College of Education and Human Services may apply for admission under the College's Exceptions Policy.

    For specific admission requirements please view the following link: http://www.unf.edu/catalog/admissions/undergrad/Undergraduate_and_Post-baccalaureate/



    This is an Initial Certification Program in Hearing Impairment pending FLDOE approval with:

    • ESOL Endorsement 
    • Optional Reading Endorsement



    GK and Other Testing Resources

    Future & Prospective Students -- Before beginning the program you need to pass the FTCE: General Knowledge Test. If you think you've forgotten some of those 4th, 5th, and 6th grade Reading, Math, and English Language Arts skills, you might want to brush up on the info before taking the test!!! There are a few different options available to help you prepare.


  • Major: Deaf Education
    Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Education
    Prerequisites (20 credits)
    A minimum "C" grade for all prerequisites is required.
    ASL2140 American Sign Language I (4 Credits)
    ASL2150 American Sign Language II (4 Credits)
    ASL4131 American Sign Language III (3 Credits)
    EDF1005 Intro to Teaching Profession (3 Credits)
    EDF2085 Intro to Diversity Educators (3 Credits)
    EME2040 Intro to Tech for Educators (3 Credits)
    Additional Diversity (6 credits)
    Select six semesters hours with an international or diversity focus. This requirement may be satisified by the completion of the general education or free elective requirements during the first sixty semester hours. Foreign language courses may be used to meet this requirement. See an academic advisor prior to enrolling in these courses.
    • CPO 3123 (FC) Pol/Soc of Britain & Ireland
    • CPO 4034 Third World Politics
    • ECO 3703 International Trade
    • ECO 4504 Public Finance
    • ECO 4723 International Monetary System
    • FIN 4604 International Finance
    • GEO 2420 CD-Cultural Geography
    • HSC 4141 Etiology: Addiction
    • HSC 4160 Human Dev Health Beh Adc
    • HSC 4563 Dimens: Hlth Older Adu
    • MAR 4156 International Marketing
    • MUH 2018 Evolution of Jazz
    • MUH 3055 (FC) Afr Am Mus Heritage
    • PET 4640 Adapted Phys Educ
    • PHH 3100 Ancient Philosophy
    • PHH 3120 (FC) Greek Experience
    • PHH 3400 Modern Philosophy
    • PHH 3500 19th Century Philosophy
    • PHH 3811 Philosophy/Zen Buddhism
    • PHH 4601 20th Century Cont Philosophy
    • PHH 3860 (FC) Japanese Mind
    • REL 2300 CD-Comparative Religion
    • REL 3145 Woman Relg Wst Exper
    • REL 3213 Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
    • REL 3310 Asian Religions
    • REL 3330 Religions of India
    • REL 3443 Liberation Theology
    • SOP 3742 CD-Pysch of Women
    • SYD 3700 CD-Race/Cult Minority
    • or
    Core Requirements (7 credits)
    NOTE: Select 2 of the 3 courses below from: EHD 3XXX, EHD 4940 and EHD 49XXX. You must take EEX 4616.
    EEX4616 Clsrm Mgmt Exceptional Learner (3 Credits)
    • Summer only
    EHD3941 Deaf Ed Field Practicum I
    EHD4940 Deaf Education Field Practicum (2 Credits)
    EHD4943 Serv Learn Prac Deaf Ed (2 Credits)
    Major Requirements (41 credits)
    ASL4205 Adv ASL Conversational Skills (3 Credits)
    EEX3202 Psych/Soc Learners Exceptional (3 Credits)
    Offered every term
    EEX3250 Read Mthds:Learners Exception (3 Credits)
    EEX4281 Car Dev/Trans Learners Excep (3 Credits)
    EHD4245 Lang & Lit Assess and Inst DHH (3 Credits)
    EHD4261 Audiology Speech Science (3 Credits)
    EHD4263 Aud/Oral Strat for DHH (3 Credits)
    EHD4270 Teach DHH Advanced Tech (2 Credits)
    EHD4291 Math, Sci, SS Curr & Inst: DHH (3 Credits)
    EHD4293 Read Instru and Assess for DHH (3 Credits)
    EHD4311 Psychology & Education Deaf (3 Credits)
    LAE3210 Foundations of Literacy (3 Credits)
    TSL3080 Principles and Issues in TESOL (3 Credits)
    TSL4340 TESOL Methods and Curriculum (3 Credits)
    Internships (12 credits)
    EHD4944 Deaf Education Internship




    • No more than 10 semester hours can be completed before a student is fully admitted including a maximum of 6 semester hours of approved transfer credits from another institution.
    • A student may receive credit for a course only once. However, the GPA will reflect all repeated courses.
    • An approved Dual/Concurrent enrollment form is required prior to registering for courses at another institution.
    • Students are strongly advised not to enroll in courses at another institution during their last semester at UNF.
    • Graduation will most likely be delayed for students who attempt dual enrollment in their last semester.
    • Student must obtain passing scores on all three parts of the FTCE (General Knowledge, Professional Education and Subject Area Exam) to complete internship and to be eligible for graduation.