Deaf Education program objectives
Students (Deaf education preservice teachers) who complete the undergraduate program will:
- Demonstrate competency in communicating in American Sign Language (ASL). (speak [communicate] clearly)
- Demonstrate understanding of the historical and cultural aspects of deaf education. (think critically and ethical reasoning)
- Demonstrate understanding of language acquisition, intervention, and literacy development in deaf and hard of hearing students. (write clearly, and succeed in their professions and careers)
- Demonstrate understanding of the medical aspects of hearing loss in young children who are deaf or hard of hearing. (succeed in their professions and careers)
- Demonstrate skill in instructional planning and teaching. (succeed in their professions and careers)
- Understand the different roles and responsibilities of deaf education professionals. (ethical reasoning and succeed in their professions and careers)
- Understand that being a teacher requires continuous, lifelong learning. (acquire the skills and appetite for lifelong learning)
Speech-Language Pathology program objectives
Students who complete the undergraduate program will:
- Demonstrate comprehension of the process of typical language and literacy development in children.
- Demonstrate knowledge and skills related to the assessment and intervention of articulation/phono skills in children and adults.
- Demonstrate comprehension of atypical language development and application of basic language sample analysis skills.
- Demonstrate comprehension of the muscles and functions of respiration and speech.
- Demonstrate knowledge related to the acoustic properties of speech/hearing, processes of speech production/perception, and skills to utilize appropriate methods and instrumentation that measure acoustic properties of speech. demonstrate knowledge and skills related to assessment/intervention of speech, language, and social skills in children with speech/language/learning disorders.
- Demonstrate knowledge of hearing screening/assessment and interpretation of audiograms.
- Demonstrate knowledge and methods to facilitate communication in persons who are hard-of-hearing.
- Demonstrate knowledge of hearing aids & cochlear implants as options for persons who are Deaf/HOH.
- Demonstrate the ability to interpret standardized tests in order to diagnose a language/learning disability.
- Demonstrate comprehension/application of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Code of Ethics. (2010), at http://www.asha.org/docs/html/ET2010-00309.html.