Academic Catalog

Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (P-12), Bachelor of Science with a Concentration in Middle Grade Education (5-9) (B.S.)

EKU Campus

Program Requirements

CIP Cod: 13.1003

Summary Checklist for General Education

Element 1
A: Written Communication3
B: Written Communication3
C: Oral Communication3
Element 2
Quantitative Reasoning3
Element 3
A: Arts3
B: Humanities3
Element 4
Natural Sciences6
Element 5
A: Historical Science3
B: Social Behavioral Science3
Element 6
Diversity of Perspectives Experiences6
Total Hours36

Students are expected to complete Elements 1 and 2 within their first 60 hours of college credit.


University Graduation Requirements
General Education36
Student Success Seminar
EDO 100Student Success Seminar (waived for transfers with 30+ hrs.)1
Upper division courses (42 hrs. distributed throughout Major/Supporting/Gen Ed/Free Electives categories)
Major Requirements
Core Courses
SED 260Language and Speech Disorders of Exceptional Children3
SED 318Special Education in Early Childhood3
SED 337Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing3
SED 375Practicum in Special Education3
SED 445IEP Transition and Professional Roles in Special Education3
SED 538Language of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing3
SED 580Audiology for Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing3
SED 581Speech for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing3
Professional Education Requirements
EDC 300Differentiation in Inclusive Classrooms3
EDF 203Educational Foundations3
EDF 204Emerging Instructional Technologies2
or SED 270 Assistive Technology/Strategies
EDF 219Human Development and Learning3
EMS 300Curriculum and Instructional Design3
EMS 490Classroom & Behavior Management3
or SED 390 Applied Behavior Analysis
SED 104Special Education Introduction (Element 6) G3
SED 450/EDF 413Assessment and Methods for Deaf and Hard of Hearing3
Clinical Experiences:
CED 100Clinical I: Introduction to the Education Profession0
CED 200Clinical II: Understanding the Learner0
CED 300Clinical III: Curriculum and Instructional Design0.5
CED 400Clinical IV: Diagnosis and Prescription0.5
CED 450Clinical V: Practicing Teaching1
CED 499Clinical VI: The Professional Semester12
Students must select one of the following Concentrations:
Elementary Education (P-5)
Middle Grade Education (5-9)36-42
Exit Requirements
PRAXIS Examination:
Students must register for and take the PRAXIS exam which correlates to their degree program, per College of Education requirements. Refer to Degree Works for exam details. The PRAXIS exam must be taken prior to student teaching.
Total Hours134-140

Course also satisfies a General Education element. Hours are included within the 36 hr. General Education requirement above.


Concentration Courses
EMG 447Disciplinary Literacy in the Middle Grades3
Choose from one of the following:3
Mathematics in the Middle Grades
Science in the Middle Grades
Social Studies in the Middle Grades
English and Communication in the Middle Grades
Supporting Course Requirements
American Sign Language I (Element 6) G
American Sign Language II (Element 6) G
ASL 201American Sign Language III3
MAE 201Mathematical Concepts for P-9 I3
MAE 202Mathematical Concepts for P-9 II3
EME 301Mathematical Concepts for P-9 III3
or MAE 302 Mathematical Concepts for P-9 III
Area of Emphasis
Candidates seeking middle grade (5-9) certification must select one area of emphasis from the following: 118-24
English and Communications
Social Studies
Total Hours36-42

Course also satisfies a General Education element. Hours are included within the 36 hr. General Education requirement above.


See options list under Middle Grade Education (5-9) for a list of courses and block statements. Some emphasis courses are also General Education courses and therefore will count in both areas, reducing total hours to degree.

In order to receive certification in Hearing Impaired with Sign Proficiency candidates must be admitted to that program and pass the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI).

PRAXIS Disclaimer: Kentucky educator certification requirements are subject to change. Before registering for the test(s), please check the Education Professional Standards Board website at for current test requirements and current cut scores. You may also contact the Division of Certification at (502)-564-5846.