• Deaf Education Program

    The Deaf Education program at UNF is currently in transition. We are in the process of developing a proposal to elevate our undergraduate degree to a stand-alone BA in Deaf Education rather than a concentration under Special Education. Because of this transition, at this time we are no longer admitting students into the undergraduate nor graduate programs. We anticipate admitting the first cohort of students to the new program in 2016. In the not so distant future, our hope is to create an online MA program in Deafness after the BA program is underway. Please continue to check our website to read periodic updates or feel free to email the Program Director, Dr. Caroline Guardino in the Department of Exceptional, Deaf, and Interpreter Education: caroline.guardino@unf.edu Thank you!

     

    The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Special Education, with the focus on Initial Certification for the Hearing Impaired, is designed to meet the needs of students who are interested in obtaining their initial Florida Certification in Deaf Education. The program consists of 85 semester hours that include prerequisites, core and major requirements. The amount of prerequisite course work will depend on the individual students educational background and ranges from 18 to 48 hours. The program is approved by the Florida Department of Education.

     

    This program is Initial Certification for the Hearing Impaired.

    Admission to the Program

    Those entering the College of Education and Human Services must meet Graduate School admissions requirements as well as specific COEHS admissions criteria.

     

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

    1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution;
    2. A 3.0 GPA during the last 60 hours in your first baccalaureate program and / scores for the  GRE or MAT
    3. Three current professional letters on official letter head (if applicable) with an original signature (electronic signatures are not acceptable). Letters from relatives will not be accepted. The letters should indicate:
      • Applicant's academic background. 
      • Applicant's aptitude for graduate work. 
      • Applicant's capabilities for future performance an scholarship. 
      • At least one letter from a college/university professor is preferred. 
       

    Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for admissions must apply under the college’s exception policy.

     
    Applicants must also submit 3 letters of recommendation on official letterhead. All applicants seeking admission are recommended to meet with an academic advisor prior to admission. Contact the Office of Academic Advising at (904) 620-2530 for further information. 

     
    Students must apply for practicum by the 4th Friday of the preceding semester. Spring semester practicums must be in by the 4th Friday of the preceeding Fall semester and Fall semester by the 4th week of the preceeding Spring semseter.

     

     

     

     

     Prerequisites:

     

     Course     Min  Title

     ASL

     4211

     3.0

     AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE IV

     EDF

     3151

     3.0

     NATURE of the LEARNER

     EDF

     3945

     2.0

     FIELD LABORATORY -I

     EDF

     4327

     3.0

     ASSESSMENT OF LEARNING & BEHAVIOR

     EEX

     3202

     3.0

     PSYCHOLOGY and SOCIOLOGY of the EXCEPTIONAL LEARNER

     EEX.

     3250

     3.0

     READING METHODS for LEARNERS w/EXCEPTIONALITIES

     EEX

     3251

     3.0

     DEVELOPMENTAL SKILLS of MATH for SPECIAL ED PROBLEMS

     EEX

     3252

     3.0

     LANGUAGE ARTS for EXCEPTIONAL LEARNERS

     EEX

     4101

     2.0

     LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT & DISORDERS

     EEX

     4255

     3.0

     CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION for LRNRS w/EXCEPT

     EEX

     4281

     3.0

     SOCIAL, PERSONAL & CAREER SKILLS for LRNRS w/EXCEPT

     EEX

     4604

     3.0

     Ed. MANAGEMENT of EXCEPTIONAL STUDENTS

     EHD

     4245

     3.0

     LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT DEAF/HARD of HEARING

     EHD

     4261

     3.0

     AUDIOLOGY and SPEECH SCIENCE

     EHD

     4311

     3.0

     PSYCHOLOGY and EDUCATION  of the DEAF

     EHD

     4940

     2.0

     DEAF EDUCATION FIELD PRACTICUM

     TSL

     4324

     3.0

     TESOL for SECONDARY CONTENT AREA TEACHERS

     

     

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     NOTE: 

    • 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.