Deaf/Hard of Hearing M.A.
Here is an overview of catalog courses that are specific to this exceptionality area:
- Please note the mandatory Introduction to Graduate Research (SRM 600) for masters students in special education.
- Advanced and core courses that are specific to this program.
- If you entered the program without a Colorado Teacher License, you may need one or more Prerequisite Licensure courses. These courses are not required if you are already a teacher in Colorado. View the Prerequisite Licensure Requirements for more details, or contact your program advisor.
PLACE and Praxis Test
All individuals seeking a teacher license in Deaf Education in the state of Colorado must take and pass the Colorado Deaf/Hard of Hearing PLACE test prior to enrolling in EDSE 657.
All individuals who reside outside of Colorado must take and pass the Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Praxis II prior to enrolling in EDSE 657.
Sign Language Proficiency Evaluation
All students in the UNC deaf education master’s degree program must demonstrate the ability to communicate, with advanced proficiency in American Sign Language and/or a sign system. In order to complete this requirement you must pass a sign language proficiency evaluation prior to enrolling in EDSE 657. In order to prepare for the evaluation you should enroll in advanced sign language courses, interact with deaf adults in professional and social settings, and if necessary contract with a private tutor.