Special Education Deaf Education Initial Licensure Preparation - Non-Degree
School of Lifespan Development and Educational Services
405 White Hall
The Special Education Deaf Education Initial Licensure Preparation non-degree program will prepare students to obtain an initial teaching license in Special Education Deaf Education (Ohio Intervention Specialist Hearing Impaired). Completion of the coursework is a prerequisite to being recommended by Kent State University for licensure, and licenses are granted by the Ohio Department of Education (see 'Licensure Information,' below).
The Special Education Deaf Education licensure preparation program is designed for individuals who have a bachelor's degree and want to teach deaf and hard-of-hearing students ages 3-21 (grades pre-K-1 2).
The non-degree program is not a master's degree program. If you are interested in a master's degree in Special Education from KSU in addition to licensure, you must be fully admitted into the master's program and complete the prescribed coursework on the master's degree plan of study form in addition to the courses prescribed for Licensure. Completing a master's degree in special education in addition to licensure will in most cases require an additional 15-18 credit hours.
Fully Offered At:
- Kent Campus
Applicants will be assessed holistically, considering academic credentials; standardized test scores of reading, writing and mathematics; academic or professional references; non-academic criteria; and other specific program criteria .
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
- Minimum 3.000 GPA
- Official Transcripts
- Goal Statement
- Two letters of recommendation
- Questions in Anticipation of Licensure form
- Praxis Core tests in reading , writing, and mathematics1
All initial teacher licensure candidates are required to demonstrate basic competency in reading, writing and mathematics prior to admission. To demonstrate these competencies, students are required to take the Praxis Core tests in Reading, Mathematics, and Writing unless exempted by GRE scores fewer than five years old at the time of application. In order to gain exemption from Praxis CORE requirements, a student must achieve at or above the 50th percentile scores on the GRE Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing tests. Students who have not taken the GRE are strongly encouraged to take the Praxis CORE tests to demonstrate these competencies, rather than GRE. Further information is available in the Office of Graduate Student Services, 418 White Hall.
Competency Test Equivalents:
Program Learning Outcomes
Completers of this non-degree program will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of: learner development and individual learning differences; the learning environment; curricular content knowledge; assessment; instructional planning and strategies, and professional practice and collaboration.
- Demonstrate the dispositions necessary to be a successful special education teacher/professional
- Demonstrate preparation for the profession by successfully completing the Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE) Special Education Assessment.
Residence Requirement Policy for Non-Degree Teacher Education Licensure/Endorsement Preparation Programs
- Non-degree licensure (initial and additional) and endorsement programs that are a total of 15 credits or above: Students must complete 60% of the coursework at Kent State University, including the course that addresses the CAEP A.1.1 Standard as designated by the program area.
- Non-degree licensure (initial and additional) and endorsement programs that are less than 15 total credits: Students must complete 100% of the coursework at Kent State University.
- Students are permitted 6 years to complete licensure programs and 4 years to complete endorsement programs at Kent State University.
- Coursework transferred from another university cannot be more than 6 years old at the time the licensure/endorsement program is completed.
- Students who do not meet the residence requirements will not be recommended for licensure by Kent State University.
|ELEMENTARY AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I|
|ELEMENTARY AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II|
|ASL 29201||INTERMEDIATE AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I||3|
|ASL 29202||INTERMEDIATE AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II||3|
|CI 57501||TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN EARLY AND MIDDLE GRADES||3|
|or MCED 30002||INTEGRATED SOCIAL STUDIES AND SCIENCE IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD|
|CI 57505||INTEGRATED SOCIAL STUDIES AND SCIENCE||3|
|CI 67310||THEORY AND PRACTICE IN THE TEACHING OF READING||3|
|or CI 57504||TEACHING READING AND WRITING IN MIDDLE GRADES|
|SPED 53010||FAMILY AND PROFESSIONAL COLLABORATION||3|
|SPED 53030||APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS I: THEORY AND TECHNIQUES||3|
|SPED 53092||DEAF RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL FIELD EXPERIENCE||1|
|SPED 53306||FUNDAMENTALS OF AUDIOLOGY FOR STUDENTS WITH HEARING LOSS||3|
|SPED 53307||LISTENING, LANGUAGE AND PHONEMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH HEARING LOSS||3|
|SPED 53309||INTRODUCTION TO DEAF STUDIES||3|
|SPED 53310||LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT FOR DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING STUDENTS||3|
|SPED 53311||INSTRUCTION OF DEAF/HARD-OF-HEARING STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS||3|
|SPED 53313||LITERACY ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION FOR DEAF/HARD-OF-HEARING STUDENTS||6|
|SPED 53324||CURRICULUM METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR DEAF/HARD OF HEARING STUDENTS||3|
|SPED 63200||INTRODUCTION TO EXCEPTIONALITIES||3|
|SPED 63392||PRACTICUM IN DEAF EDUCATION||3|
|SPED 63992||STUDENT TEACHING IN SPECIAL EDUCATION 1||8|
|SPED 69525||INQUIRY PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE||3|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||63|
Student teaching is taken after completion of all licensure coursework and in conjunction with the Inquiry to Professional Practice course. Teacher candidates are only permitted to repeat a field experience course once. Please see Repeating Field Experience Courses in Teacher Education Programs policy for details.
- Must maintain a minimum 3.000 overall GPA
- Minimum 3.000 major GPA
- Minimum 3.000 overall GPA
- Successful completion of the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) at the Intermediate level or above
Cand idates seeking Ohio teaching licensure are required to pass specific requirements in order to apply for licensure from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). Students should consult the Special Education Department for specific program requirements and refer to the Ohio Department of Education - Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type.