Master of Science in Education of the Deaf
Education of the Deaf Program Requirements for a Master’s Degree
- Successful completion of a minimum of 30 semester credit hours. Students without current Texas teacher certification will be required to complete additional coursework in order to obtain Texas teacher certification.
- Sign proficiency is necessary for successful completion of graduate level course experiences.
- Successful completion of a summative program assessment.
- Completion of a practicum experience.
Additional information can be found on the M.S. in Education of the Deaf website.
Education of the Deaf Program Retention Requirements
Students must earn a B or higher in all graduate courses on their degree plan to be retained in the graduate program. A student who receives a grade of C or lower in a graduate course must retake the course in order to successfully complete the master's program. Any student who receives a second grade of C or lower will require the approval of their graduate committee to remain in the program. Students must always maintain professional and academic integrity and must abide by the university, college, and department codes of ethics/conduct and policies and procedures while in the program.
Initial Texas Teacher Certification
Students seeking initial Texas teaching certification concurrently with the Master’s in Education of the Deaf must apply and be accepted by the Department of Teacher Education and will also need to meet requirements according to the State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC). (Note: TWU does not offer teacher certification or EDUC field experiences to students outside of Texas. While out-of-state students may pursue the master's degree in Education of the Deaf and complete the COMS practicum experience required for degree completion, such students must earn teacher certification within their home states.)
Master of Science in Education of the Deaf Program of Study (30-33 semester credit hours + any required certification hours)
|COMS 5083||Differentiating Communication Across Deaf Education Settings||3|
|COMS 5093||History, Policies and Trends in Deaf Education||3|
|COMS 5103||Educational Audiology and Listening Supports||3|
|COMS 5133||Families and Young Children in Deaf Education||3|
|COMS 5143||Classroom Assessment and Access to Print Literacy||3|
|COMS 5193||Instructional Processes and Facilitating Language in Deaf Education||3|
|COMS 5303||Differentiating Instruction Across Deaf Education Settings||3|
|COMS 5663||Strategies for Supporting Language Development||3|
|COMS 5783||Graduate Field Experience of the Deaf||3|
|One of the following:||3-6|
|Instructional Practicum in Deaf Education|
|Instructional Internship in Deaf Education|
Initial Teacher Certification Requirements
|EDUC 5113||Foundations of Teaching and Learning||3|
|EDUC 5123||Learning Theory, Development, and Research||3|
|EDUC 5133||Assessment and Instructional Design and Delivery for Diverse Learners||3|
|EDUC 5143||Effective Design and Management of the Classroom Environment (EC-12)||3|
Total semester credit hours: 30 COMS SCH (+ 3 for Student Teaching + 12 EDUC if not teacher certified). Students must be accepted by the Department of Teacher Education if pursuing initial teacher certification.