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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Special Education Deaf Education Initial Certification


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Applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree and clear, renewable teaching certification in an area of regular education or special education and are highly qualified in a content area based on coursework may apply to this program. Applicants must be teachers or paraprofessionals in classrooms of students who are deaf or hard of hearing, or they must submit a letter from a school superintendent verifying access to deaf or hard of hearing students.

Pre-Service Certificate: Upon admission to a teacher education program, students will be contacted by the Office of Field Placements and Certification with instructions to claim enrollment in their program and submit a GaPSC Pre-Service Certificate Application. The pre-service certificate is required for placement in required field experiences or clinical practice.

Certification: Students must post passing scores on the GACE Content Assessment and Georgia Educator Ethics - Program Exit (360) Assessment in order to be recommended by Georgia State University for clear, renewable certification.

For Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) certification, students must earn a grade of “B” or higher in EXC 4020 Characteristics and Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities.

Program Academic Regulations

Students must earn a grade of “B” or higher in each course in the program. If the student earns a grade below “B” in a course, s/he must repeat that course. Students will be allowed to repeat a course in this manner one time. Students who fail to earn a grade of “B” or higher after taking the course a second time will be scholastically excluded from this program. Students must earn a grade of “B-” or higher in courses outside of the special education program.

For Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) certification, students must earn a grade of “B” or higher in EXC 4020 Characteristics and Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities.

Candidates must post a rating of “Intermediate” on the Signed Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) before admission to EXC 7940  .

Certification Requirements


Prerequisites


  • EXC 4020 - Characteristics and Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities 3 Credit Hours or equivalent
  • EPY 2050 - Human Growth and Development or equivalent 3 Credit Hours
  • EXC 4650 - Opening School Experience 0 Credit Hours

Total Hours for Certification: Minimum of 18 Hours


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