Stephen F. Austin State University

Deaf and Hard of Hearing, B.S.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Teaching, B.S.

Elementary Teaching, B.S.

1. University Core Curriculum Requirements

A. Communication

Three hours from:
ENG 131 - Rhetoric and Composition Credit(s): 3
or
ENG 133H - Honors Composition: Analysis, Argument and Research Credit(s): 3

Three hours from:
COM 111 - Public Speaking Credit(s): 3
COM 170 - Interpersonal Communication I Credit(s): 3
COM 215 - Teamwork and Ground Communication Credit(s): 3

B. Mathematics

Three hours from:
MTH 127 - Introduction to Foundations of Mathematics Credit(s): 3

C. Life and Physical Sciences

Six hours from:
BIO 121 - Concepts of Biology Credit(s): 3
GOL 131 - Introductory Geology Credit(s): 3

D. Language, Philosophy and Culture

Three hours from:
ENG 211 - World Literature to 1650 Credit(s): 3
ENG 212 - World Literature from 1650 Credit(s): 3
ENG 221 - British Literature to 1800 Credit(s): 3
ENG 222 - British Literature from 1800 Credit(s): 3
ENG 229 - American Literature to 1865 Credit(s): 3
ENG 230 - American Literature from 1865 Credit(s): 3
ENG 233H - Literary Genres Credit(s): 3
HIS 151 - Western Civilization to 1500 Credit(s): 3
HIS 152 - Western Civilization Since 1500 Credit(s): 3

E. Creative Arts

Three hours from:
ART 280 - Art Appreciation Credit(s): 3
ART 281 - Art History Survey I Credit(s): 3
ART 282 - Art History Survey II Credit(s): 3
DAN 140 - Dance Appreciation Credit(s): 3
MHL 245 - Intro to Music Literature Credit(s): 3
MUS 140 - Music Appreciation Credit(s): 3
THR 161 - Theatre Appreciation Credit(s): 3
THR 163 - Film and Culture Credit(s): 3
THR 163L - Film and Culture Lab Credit(s): 0

F. American History

Six Hours from:
HIS 133 - US History Survey, 1000-1877 Credit(s): 3
HIS 134 - US History Survey, 1877-Present Credit(s): 3

G. Government / Political Science

Six Hours from:
PSC 141 - Introduction to American Government: Theory and Politics Credit(s): 3
PSC 142 - Introduction to American Government: Structure and Functions Credit(s): 3

H. Social and Behavior Sciences

Three hours from:
ANT 231 - Cultural Anthropology Credit(s): 3
ECO 231 - Principles of Macroeconomics Credit(s): 3
ECO 232 - Principles of Microeconomics Credit(s): 3
GEO 131 - World Regional Geography Credit(s): 3
PSY 133 - General Psychology Credit(s): 3
SOC 137 - Introduction to Sociology Credit(s): 3

I. Component Area Option

Three Hours from:
ENG 132 - Research and Argument Credit(s): 3

Three Hours from:
SPH 172 - Beginning American Sign Language Credit(s): 3
SPH 272 - Intermediate American Sign Language Credit(s): 3

2. Elementary Teaching Field Requirements

Twenty-seven hours from:

MTH 128 - Intermediate Mathematics for Elementary Teachers Credit(s): 3
HMS 203 - Human Growth and Development: Infancy-Adolescence Credit(s): 3
DHH 301 - Teaching Sciences in the Elementary DHH Classroom Credit(s): 3
DHH 302 - Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary DHH Classroom Credit(s): 3
DHH 303 - Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary DHH Classroom Credit(s): 3
RDG 318 - Survey of Reading Credit(s): 3
SED 370 - Sociocultural and Historic Perspectives in American Education Credit(s): 3
SPH 483 - Educational Interpreting/Translation Credit(s): 3

Lab Hours:

BIO 121L - Concepts of Biology Lab Credit(s): 1
GOL 131L - Introductory Geology Lab Credit(s): 1

3. Major Course Requirement

Thirty-six Hours from
SPH 272 - Intermediate American Sign Language Credit(s): 3
SPH 274 - Manual Communication Interned Credit(s): 3
DHH 350 - Access to the Phonemic Code Credit(s): 3
SPH 414 - Deaf Culture Credit(s): 3
SPH 470 - Language and Literacy for the Deaf Credit(s): 3
SPH 471 - Advanced Language for the Deaf Credit(s): 3
SPH 476 - Assessment and Accountability in DHH Credit(s): 3
SPH 477 - American Sign Language III Credit(s): 3
SPH 478 - Manual Communication Interpreting Credit(s): 3
SPH 479 - American Sign Language IV Credit(s): 3
DHH 442 - Capstone Course Credit(s): 3

4. Professional Education Courses

Fifteen Hours from:
SED 372 - Disciplinary Literacy Credit(s): 3
SED 443 - Education in a Global Society Credit(s): 3
SED 450 - Assessment for Diverse and Contemporary Classrooms Credit(s): 3
SED 450L - Assessment for Contemporary Classrooms Credit(s): 1
SPE 443 - Student Teaching in Special Education (six hours) Credit(s): 2-12

5. Hours needed to total 120

To be discussed with your advisor

6. Grade Requirement

A grade of at least a C in each freshman English basic skill test before being admitted into teacher education.

7. Tests and Certifications

TASC Test

All teacher candidates must pass the Texas Assessment of Sign Communication before student teaching. Clearance for the TASC requires passing a mock interview.

TExES 181 Certification Test

All teacher candidates must pass the TExES 181 test (Deaf and Hard of Hearing test) unless a formal waiver is granted. Clearance is granted only upon scoring 80% or better on a comprehensive test administered during the capstone course (DHH 442), and during SPH 476.

PPR Certification Test

All teacher candidates must pass the TExES Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Test.

Secondary Teaching, B.S.

1. University Core Curriculum Requirements

A. Communication

Three hours from
ENG 131 - Rhetoric and Composition Credit(s): 3
or
ENG 133H - Honors Composition: Analysis, Argument and Research Credit(s): 3

Three hours from:
COM 111 - Public Speaking Credit(s): 3
COM 170 - Interpersonal Communication I Credit(s): 3
COM 215 - Teamwork and Group Communication Credit(s): 3

B. Mathematics

Three hours from:
MTH 127 - Introduction to Foundations of Mathematics I Credit(s): 3

C. Life and Physical Sciences

Six hours from:
BIO 121 - Concepts of Biology Credit(s): 3
GOL 131 - Introductory Geology Credit(s): 3

D. Language, Philosophy and Culture

Three hours from:
ENG 211 - World Literature to 1650 Credit(s): 3
ENG 212 - World Literature from 1650 Credit(s): 3
ENG 221 - British Literature to 1800 Credit(s): 3
ENG 222 - British Literature from 1800 Credit(s): 3
ENG 229 - American Literature to 1865 Credit(s): 3
ENG 230 - American Literature from 1865 Credit(s):3
ENG 233H - Literary Genres Credit(s): 3
HIS 151 - Western Civilization to 1500 Credit(s): 3
HIS 152 - Western Civilization Since 1500 Credit(s):3

E. Creative Arts

Three hours from:
ART 280 - Art Appreciation Credit(s): 3
ART 281 - Art History Survey I Credit(s): 3
ART 282 - Art History Survey II Credit(s): 3
DAN 140 - Dance Appreciation Credit(s): 3
MHL 245 - Intro to Music Literature Credit(s): 3
MUS 140 - Music Appreciation Credit(s): 3
THR 161 - Theatre Appreciation Credit(s): 3
THR 163 - Film and Culture Credit(s): 3
THR 163L - Film and Culture Lab Credit(s): 0

F. American History

Six hours from:
HIS 133 - U.S. History Survey, 1000-1877 Credit(s): 3
HIS 134 - U.S. History Survey, 1877-Present Credit(s): 3

G. Government/Political Science

Six hours from:
PSC 141 - Introduction to American Government: Theory and Politics Credit(s): 3
PSC 142 - Introduction to American Government: Structure and Functions Credit(s): 3

H. Social and Behavioral Science

Three hours from:
ANT 231 - Cultural Anthropology Credit(s): 3
ECO 231 - Principles of Macroeconomics Credit(s):3
ECO 232 - Principles of Microeconomics Credit(s): 3
GEO 131 - World Regional Geography Credit(s): 3
PSY 133 - General Psychology Credit(s): 3
SOC 137 - Introduction to Sociology Credit(s): 3

I. Component Area Option

Three hours from:
ENG 132 - Research and Argument Credit(s): 3

Three hours from:
SPH 172 - Beginning American Sign Language Credit(s): 3
SPH 272 - Intermediate American Sign Language Credit(s): 3

2. Secondary Teaching Field

Fifteen hours from:
Advanced (300 and/or 400) level English (ENG) or Mathematics (MTH) courses.

Fifteen hours from:
MTH 128 - Intermediate Mathematics for Elementary Teachers Credit(s): 3
HMS 203 - Human Growth and Development: Infancy - Adolescence Credit(s): 3
RDG 318 - Survey of Reading Credit(s): 3
SED 370 - Sociocultural and Historic Perspectives in American Education Credit(s): 3
SPE 329 - Survey of Exceptionalities Credit(s): 3

Lab Hours:
BIO 121L - Concepts of Biology Lab Credit(s): 1
GOL 131L - Introductory Geology Lab Credit(s): 1

3. Major Courses

Thirty-three hours from:
SPH 272 - Intermediate American Sign Language Credit(s): 3
SPH 274 - Manual Communication Interned Credit(s):3
DHH 350 - Access to the Phonemic Code Credit(s): 3
SPH 414 - Deaf Culture Credit(s): 3
SPH 470 - Language and Literacy for the Deaf Credit(s): 3
SPH 471 - Advanced Language for the Deaf Credit(s):3
SPH 476 - Assessment and Accountability in DHH Settings Credit(s): 3
SPH 477 - American Sign Language III Credit(s): 3
SPH 478 - Manual Communication Interpreting Credit(s): 3
SPH 479 - American Sign Language IV Credit(s): 3
DHH 442 - Capstone Course Credit(s): 3

4. Professional Education Courses

Fifteen hours from:
SED 372 - Disciplinary Literacy Credit(s): 3
SED 443 - Education in a Global Society Credit(s): 3
SED 450 - Assessment for Diverse and Contemporary Classrooms Credit(s): 2
SED 450L - Assessment for Contemporary Classrooms Lab Credit(s): 1
SPE 443 - Student Teaching in Special Education Credit(s): 2-12 (six hours)

5. Hours needed to total 120

To be discussed with advisor.

6. Grade Requirement

A grade of at least C in each freshman English basic skills test before being admitted into teacher education.