Bachelor of Science in Deaf Education
Students qualifying for admission to the university are admissible to these programs. Retention requires majors to earn at least a grade of C in all program courses taken. Courses may be repeated, if necessary, to meet this requirement.
The program in deaf education is fully accredited by the State of Oklahoma. The degree program in deaf education leads to certification by the State of Oklahoma and by the Council on Education of the Deaf (CED).
The deaf education program prepares teachers of students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing (HH), leading to N-12 certification from the state of Oklahoma in the area of Deaf/HH. The program is accredited by the Council on Education of the Deaf (CED) which requires that students, in addition to completing the Deaf Education course sequence, apply for admission to teacher education and take courses that lead to an additional area of certification (elementary education or secondary education with specialization in a subject area such as science, math, art, etc.). As a CED Comprehensive Program, students take courses in American Sign Language as well as courses in clinical audiology and auditory-oral approaches.
The bachelor of science degree requires the student to complete a sequence of prescribed courses in mathematics and statistics. Selection of course work may be stipulated by the program.
Students should consult with a Department Advisor or the College Advising Office for specific degree requirements.