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Teacher Preparation: Deaf Education

Announcement: Moratorium extended on new admissions to the Teacher Preparation: Deaf Education Program (TPD) after recently conducting a comprehensive review of the TPD program. WOU has extended its current moratorium on new admissions to the TPD program until such time as the fiscal resources necessary for the program’s continued viability are available. The university will ensure that currently enrolled students are provided the support needed to complete their degrees in a timely fashion. In effect, this decision will only impact future students and not have any implications for students who are currently enrolled in the program. Inquiries regarding the university’s decision should be directed to Dean of the College of Education, Hilda Rosselli.


TPD 407/507 Seminar (1-3)


TPD 456/556 First and Second Language Acquisition: Deaf and Hard of Hearing (3)
Students will be taught the differences in first and second language acquisition of the Deaf or Hard of Hearing student and the relationship to learning in the first language while the second language is acquired. Theory and research will be studied and application to the bilingual classroom setting will be emphasized.


TPD 481/581 Contrastive Linguistic Analysis: ASL/English (3)
Introduction to basic similarities and differences in the linguistic structures and uses of American Sign Language (ASL) and English. Student will examine basic phonological, morphological, syntactic, and semantic features of ASL.


TPD 484/584 Introduction to Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Studies (3)
Introduction to the cultural, medical, educational and vocational issues of deafness.


TPD 584 emphasizes current research on service delivery models.


TPD 492 Language and Communication Systems: Deaf and Hard of Hearing (3)
Provides knowledge about entry signing in the various signed systems for the classroom with emphasis on developing the ability to move along the sign language continuum and understand the “total communication” philosophy for educational purposes.


TPD 603 Thesis or Professional Project (3-9)
Terms and hours to be arranged. Prerequisite: consent of instructor


TPD 607 Seminar (1-3)


TPD 609 Practicum: Field Experience Deaf and Hard of Hearing Studies (1-3)


TPD 639 Student Teaching: Deaf and Hard of Hearing (3-15)
Terms and hours to be arranged.


TPD 640 Educational Research and Scholarly Writing (3)
Methods, techniques and tools for both qualitative and quantitative research, particularly relating to topics of interest to teachers and counselors of deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Students will write a research proposal according to APA specifications, and develop criteria and methods for reading and evaluating research. Emphasis will be placed on graduate level scholarly writing.


TPD 641 Diagnostic and Prescriptive Teaching for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students (3)
Language, reading and vocational assessment, instructional techniques, and materials in basic skills in a classroom setting of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will be addressed. Emphasis will be placed on individualized instruction and monitoring procedures to determine student progress, and on interdependence of first and second language.


TPD 642 Curriculum Development and Instructional Methods for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students (3)
Overview of assessment, programming, curriculum and materials for use with students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Considered are reading, mathematics, science, social studies and health. The adaptation and development of curriculum and materials is stressed.


TPD 657 American Sign Language and English Teaching Methods: Deaf and Hard of Hearing (3)
Focuses on teaching of content area in dual language mode. Students will develop lesson plans, and adapt and implement the teaching methodologies and materials used in ASL/English learning to the needs of the individual Deaf/Hard of Hearing child. Students will develop a knowledge of various theoretical models of writing, handwriting, signing, spelling, and finger spelling development and instruction.


TPD 658 Bilingual/Multicultural Theory and Application: Deaf and Hard of Hearing (3)
Compares and adapts the major theories of Bilingual/Multicultural Education to Deaf Education, which also involves Dual Language (ASL/English) methodology and a variety of cultural perspectives, both Deaf and hearing. Topics covered include bilingual theories, dual language instructional methodologies, second language teaching strategies, cultural inclusion and assessment, all in the specific context of application to Deaf Education. Prerequisites: TPD 456/556 and TPD 657


TPD 662 Assessment Procedures: Deaf and Hard of Hearing K-12 (3)
Course examines the selection, administration and interpretation of various psychological instruments used with children/students who are Deaf or hard of hearing. Issues and controversies related to the complexities of evaluating Deaf and Hard of Hearing children, particularly those with additional disabilities, will be discussed and applications made for the classroom, resource or itinerant teacher working with this population.


TPD 676 Past and Present Issues in Deaf Education (3)
In-depth examination of past and current issues surrounding education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing students. Course content will vary.


TPD 678 Speech Development in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students (3)
Specialized systems and differentiating characteristics of vowel and consonant sounds; techniques for developing these sounds; goals and materials for speech development and speech correction for use with students who are hearing impaired. Student will tutor two or more Deaf or Hard of Hearing students in speech. Each hearing impaired student is to receive an hour of therapy per week on the segmentals and suprasegmentals of English speech.


TPD 679 Methods of Teaching Math and Science: Deaf and Hard of Hearing (3)
Students will develop and design materials for teaching math and science using the Teacher Work Sample Methodology components. Students will have the knowledge of theories and techniques for teaching concepts and strategies of the elementary and middle school curricula including math and science methods, materials and experiments.


TPD 680 Language and Literacy: Deaf and Hard of Hearing (3)
Students will examine language arts as well as instructional strategies for first language and second language development. A language continuum will be identified and its relationship to approaches in first and second language development. Students will learn how to adapt commercially available materials and develop supplementary reading/language activities.


TPD 693 Audiological Measurements and Technology (3)
Methods and techniques involved in identification, audiometry, administration of basic purse tone and speech audiological tests and interpretation of results. A study of physics of sound, types and causes of hearing loss and audiological tests and their interpretation.


TPD 694 Working with Hard of Hearing Pupils and Cochlear Implant Users (2)
Provides candidates with practical knowledge and skills needed to maximally facilitate effective listening and spoken communication skills for hard of hearing students and cochlear implant users who will be enrolled in their future classrooms. Collaboration with parents and other professionals will also be emphasized. Prerequisites: TPD 678 and TPD 693



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