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ASL and Deaf Studies Education, B.A.

Requirements

This four-year degree prepares students to teach ASL & Deaf Studies in secondary education (grades 7-12) settings. Students take major courses from the Languages department and licensure courses through the School of Education. This degree requires separate application to the School of Education. Bachelor of Arts in ASL and Deaf Studies Education 

Total Program Credits: 120

Matriculation Requirements:  
  1. ACT exam minimums: Composite 21, English 20, Math 19; or SAT exam minimums: Critical Read /Math 1000, with Math and Reading scores of 450; or If student has a bachelor degree or higher, he/she does not need to meet this testing requirement.
  2. GPA of 3.0 or higher with no grade lower than a C in content area courses.
  3. Completion of all General Education requirements and the majority of content area courses.
  4. Pass LiveScan Criminal Background Check.
General Education Requirements: 36 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5.0)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
  MATH 1050 College Algebra 4
or MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5.0)  
Choose one of the following: 3
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)  
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3.0)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life (2.0)  
Distribution Courses:  
  Humanities Distribution 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Biology or Physical Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 68 Credits
  Must be completed with a grade of B- or higher.  
  ASL 3050 Advanced American Sign Language * 3
  ASL 3310 Foundations of Interpreting 3
or ASL 4410 ASL Linguistics (3.0)  
  ASL 3510 History of Deaf People to 1817 3
or ASL 3520 History of Deaf People after 1817 (3.0)  
  ASL 3530 Modern Deaf Culture WE 3
  LANG 4200 Methods of Teaching a Foreign Language 3
  ASL 3610 ASL Literature I 3
  ASL 4610 ASL Literature II 3
Any other 3000+ class with an ASL or LANG prefix. 15
Education Courses:  
  EDEL 1010 Introduction to Education 2
  EDSC 3000 Educational Psychology 3
  EDSP 340G Exceptional Students 2
  EDSC 3250 Instructional Media 2
  EDSC 4200 Classroom Management I (Dance Education majors take 4430 in place of EDSC 4200.) 2
  EDSC 4250 Classroom Management II 2
  EDSC 4440 Content Area Literacies (English Education majors take ENGL 4210, 4220, 4230 in place of EDSC 4440) 3
  EDSC 445G Multicultural Instruction ESL 3
  EDSC 455G Secondary Curriculum Instruction and Assessment 3
  EDSC 4850 Student Teaching--Secondary 8
  EDSC 4990 Teacher Performance Assessment Project WE 2
Elective Requirements: 16 Credits
  Complete 16 credits of any courses 1000-level or higher.  16

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 credit hours with a minimum of 40 upper-division credits.
  2. Overall Grade of 3.0 (B) or above with no grade lower than a C or better in major required content courses and no grade lower than a B- in Licensure and Methods courses.
  3. Completion of General Education, ASL & Deaf Studies core, and elective requirements.
  4. Meet residency and maximum years in program requirements and any other requirements stated in the University Catalog or established by the department.
  5. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

NOTES: 

Students should frequently review their program with faculty or department advisor.  
Any grade below a C (2.0) in an ASL & Deaf Studies core or elective course will not be accepted toward the major. Students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher and meet all other graduation requirements stipulated in the university catalog. Post-BA/BS students must take 30 hours of education courses, fulfill the MATH 1050 or MATH 1055 requirement, and meet all stipulated deadlines. 

 

Footnote
* Requires ASL skills equivalent to those expected at the completion of ASL 202G. See advisor for more information.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010* or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Academic Writing or Literacies and Composition Across Contexts 3
General Elective/MAT 1010* Intermediate Algebra (recommended) 4
American Institutions-AS Refer to GE (POLS 1000, POLS 1100, HIST 1740, or HIST 1700) 3
General Elective/ ASL 2010 * Intermediate ASL I (recommended) 4
General Elective CLSS 1000 recommended 3
  Semester total: 17
Notes: *based on placement, see advisor for details
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
MATH 1050 or MATH 1055 College Algebra or College Algebra with Preliminaries** 4
Biology Refer to GE ** 3
General Elective/ ASL 202G Intermediate ASL II (recommended) 4
General Elective Any course numbered 1000 or higher 1
  Semester total: 15
Notes: **see advisor to discuss best option
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
Fine Art-FF Refer to GE** 3
Physical Science Refer to GE** 3
Humanities-HH Refer to GE** 3
ASL 3050 Advanced American Sign Language 3
HLTH 1100/PES 1097 Personal Health & Wellness/Fitness for Life 2
  Semester total: 14
Notes: **see advisor to discuss best option
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 2050/205G Ethics and Values 3
Third Science Refer to GE (BB or PP)** 3
Social/Behavior Science-SS Refer to GE** 3
ASL 3310 or ASL 4410 Foundations of Interpreting or ASL Linguistics 3
ASL 3510 or ASL 3520 History of Deaf People to 1817 or History of Deaf People after 1817 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: **see advisor to discuss best option
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
ASL 3610 ASL Literature I 3
ASL 3530 Modern Deaf Culture WE 3
ASL Elective 3000-4000 level ASL course 3
ASL Elective 3000-4000 level ASL course 3
ASL Elective 3000-4000 level ASL course 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
EDEL 1010 Introduction to Education 2
EDSP 340G Exceptional Students 2
EDSC 3000 Educational Psychology 3
EDSC 4550 Secondary Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment 3
LANG 4200 Methods of Teaching a Foreign Language (fall only) 3
ASL 4610 ASL Literature II 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
EDSC 3250 Instructional Media 2
EDSC 4200 Classroom Management I 2
EDSC 4440 Content Area Literacies 3
EDSC 445G Multicultural Instruction and ESL 3
ASL Elective 3000-4000 level ASL course 3
ASL Elective 3000-4000 level ASL course 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
EDSC 4850 Student Teaching - Secondary 8
EDSC 4250 Classroom Management II 2
EDSC 4990 Teacher Performance Assessment Project 2
  Semester total: 12
  Degree total: 120

Department

Languages and Cultures

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