Master of Education in Special Education: Deaf Education (Track 2)

Valdosta State University
Degree Level Masters
Total Credit Hours 36

Program Description

The M.Ed. –Track2 is designed for individuals holding clear renewable teaching degrees outside of the field of Deaf Education. This degree prepares teachers to work with students who are D/deaf or hard of hearing. By providing teachers with content knowledge and pedagogical skills, graduates complete the program prepared to meet the diverse needs of this unique student population. This pre-professional degree (P – 12) is designed to provide graduates with competency in American Sign Language (ASL) as measured by a Proficiency Level 2 on the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI). This equips graduates with the skill set needed to communicate with students enrolled in schools for the deaf as well as those served in resource rooms in general education settings. This 13-course, 36 semester hour can be completed in four consecutive semesters (approximately 16 months) depending on the number of courses a student is able to successfully complete each semester. No campus visits are required to complete the program.

Admissions Information

Applicants must have clear/renewable teaching certificates (T-4) and be employed as teachers with an overall bachelor’s degree GPA of 2.75 or higher. A student may be admitted for one semester (“Quick Admit”) by completing an application and paying the fee. To continue in the program, the student must provide copies of official transcripts from every college attended and other documents noted on the Quick Admission letter

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