Deaf and Hard of Hearing Certification
Certification Preparation Programs
These are programs of study which do not lead to a degree or to an EKU awarded recognition but instead prepare the student, upon recommendation from EKU, for professional certification by the Commonwealth of Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board.
Candidates pursuing special education certification in Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education, Learning and Behavior Disorders, and Moderate/Severe Disabilities must hold teaching certification. Additional hours may apply toward a sixth year program (Rank I). It is very important that candidates seek early advisement from the department.
The prerequisites are an undergraduate degree and a Kentucky Teaching Certificate in IECE, P-5, P-12, 5-9, 5-12, or Secondary for classroom teachers.
To be eligible for admission into any special education nondegree graduate program (Rank II, I), a candidate must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 overall or 3.0 in the last 30 hours of course work.
Also, candidates must have completed the following or equivalent prerequisite course work.
|ELE 445||Foundations of Reading/ Language Arts||3|
|or EMG 445||Foundation of Reading/Language Arts|
|Choose from one of the following:||3|
|Disciplinary Literacy in the Middle Grades|
|Read Instruction Middle School|
|ELE 820||Literacy Foundation P-5||3|
|MAE 201||Mathematical Concepts for P-9 I||3|
|MAE 202||Mathematical Concepts for P-9 II||3|
|MAE 302||Mathematical Concepts for P-9 III||3|
|or ELE 822||Mathematical Foundations P-5|
|ASL 101||American Sign Language I||3|
|SED 738||Languag of Deaf & Hrd of Hring||3|
|SED 780||Audiology for Teachers of DHH||3|
|SED 845||Spec Ed Transition/Collab||3|
|SED 850||Assess/Prog/Methods, D/HH||3|
|SED 781||Speech F/T Deaf & HH||3|
|SED 808||Spec Ed Early Childhood Survey||3|
|SED 825||Lang Disorder Students Disabil||3|
|SED 830||Survey of Ed of Deaf and HoH||3|
|SED 897||Practicum in Special Education||3|
Note: Completion of the above program will not suffice for completion of a Rank program. For DHH Certification, the PRAXIS test in the area of specialty must be passed.