Jul 12, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Deaf Studies, Deaf Education Concentration, B.A.


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For students who are interested in pursuing careers working with deaf/hard of hearing children or adults, the B.A. Deaf Studies degree will allow for a concentration in Deaf Education or Sign Language Interpreting. The courses within this program will provide students with a foundation in American Sign Language, Deaf Culture(s), and skills specific to teaching or interpreting for deaf individuals. Graduates will be prepared to work in a variety of settings that serve deaf children and/or adults. Graduates are provided coursework and practicum experiences resulting in knowledge of characteristics, curriculum, instructional strategies, and classroom management procedures.

Program Admission

Students are required to meet all university and college admission requirements. In addition, students must: 

  • Complete Areas A-E;
  • Complete ENGL 1101  and ENGL 1102  each with a grade of “C” or better;
  • Complete ASL 1001  with a grade of “C” or better and  ASL 1002 ASL 2001 , and ASL 2002  each with a grade of “B” or better;
  • Complete an entrance interview demonstrating at least intermediate conversational proficiency in American Sign Language.

Additional Information

The Deaf Education concentration does not lead to teacher certification.

Those students who are interested in teacher certification must complete the Deaf Education concentration and the M.A.T. Special Education program. Admissions requirements for the Dual Degree B.A. Deaf Studies/M.A.T. Special Education are:

  • Online Graduate Application
  • minimum 2.50 undergraduate GPA
  • GACE Program Admission Assessment
  • Georgia Educator Ethics (360)
  • Goals Statement
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation

Degree Requirements


Areas A-E Core Curriculum (42-43 Hours)


(see 1410 Core Curriculum Requirements  in the undergraduate catalog )

Area F. Preparation for the Major (18 Hours)


Students must complete coursework with a grade of “C” or higher.

Area G. Major Area (48 Hours)


Electives Option One (15 Hours)


Students who will not continue with the M.A.T. Special Education program for teacher certification must complete 15 Hours of Electives.

Students must complete all courses with a grade of “C-” or higher unless otherwise noted. 

Choose five courses (15 Hours):

Electives Option Two (15 Hours)


Students who will continue with the Dual Degree M.AT. Special Education program for teacher certification should complete 15 hours in one content area in language arts, mathematics, reading, science, or social studies.

Students must complete all courses with a grade of “C-” or higher unless otherwise noted.

Language Arts


Total Program: Minimum of 120 Semester Hours


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