Mission: 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)
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:
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 public community/state colleges or SUS
schools satisfies General Education and Gordon Rule requirements.
A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 or better in all college level course work.
Passing scores (no exemptions) on all four parts of the Florida
General Knowledge (GK) Test. Transferring students, students
changing majors, or students who have not presented passing scores
on all four parts of the GK exam will not be permitted to enroll in
any upper level education courses until they have been admitted
into COEHS Teacher Preparation Programs.
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.
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 approved by the FLDOE
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