College of Education Health and Human Services
School of Lifespan Development and Educational Serviceswww.kent.edu/ehhs/ldes
Examples of Possible Careers*
Special education teachers, all other
- 8.5% much faster than the average
- 36,600 number of jobs
- $62,820 potential earnings
Special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school
- 2.9% slower than the average
- 193,000 number of jobs
- $60,620 potential earnings
Special education teachers, middle school
- 2.6% slower than the average
- 84,700 number of jobs
- $61,820 potential earnings
Special education teachers, preschool
- 8.3% much faster than the average
- 23,000 number of jobs
- $61,400 potential earnings
Special education teachers, secondary school
- 3.2% about as fast as the average
- 143,000 number of jobs
- $62,320 potential earnings
Source of occupation titles and labor data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.
This Special Education Deaf Education Additional Licensure Preparation non-degree program prepares teachers with an active teaching license to obtain an additional license in to teach deaf and hard-of-hearing students ages 3-21 (grades preK-12).
Completion of the coursework is a prerequisite to being recommended by Kent State University for the Special Education Deaf Education (Ohio Intervention Specialist Hearing Impaired) licensure, with licenses granted by the Ohio Department of Education, see 'Licensure Information below.
This program does not culminate in a master's degree. Students interested in obtaining a teaching license and a master's degree from Kent State University must also be fully admitted to a master's degree and complete the prescribed coursework on the master's degree prospectus, in addition to courses that are prescribed here for additional licensure.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
- Official transcript(s)
- Minimum 2.750 GPA
- Goal statement
- Two letters of recommendation
- Questions in Anticipation of Licensure form
- Evidence of current Ohio teaching license, either four-year Resident Educator or five-year Professional
Program Learning Outcomes
Completers of this non-degree program will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of
- learner development and individual learning differences;
- the learning environment
- curricular content knowledge;
- instructional planning and strategies; and
- professional practice and collaboration.
- Demonstrate the dispositions necessary to be successful special education teachers/professionals.
- Demonstrate preparation for the profession by successfully completing the Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE) Special Education Assessment.
Professional Licensure Disclosure
This program is designed to prepare students to sit for applicable licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure or certification and contact information for state licensing boards at Kent State's website for professional licensure disclosure.
|Code ||Title ||Credit Hours |
|ELEMENTARY AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I |
|ELEMENTARY AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II |
|ASL 29201||INTERMEDIATE AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I ||3|
|ASL 29202||INTERMEDIATE AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II ||3|
|SPED 53010||FAMILY AND PROFESSIONAL COLLABORATION ||3|
|SPED 53030||APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS I: THEORY AND TECHNIQUES ||3|
|SPED 53306||FUNDAMENTALS OF AUDIOLOGY FOR STUDENTS WITH HEARING LOSS ||3|
|SPED 53307||LISTENING, LANGUAGE AND PHONEMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH HEARING LOSS ||3|
|SPED 53309||INTRODUCTION TO DEAF STUDIES ||3|
|SPED 53310||LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT FOR DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING STUDENTS ||3|
|SPED 53311||INSTRUCTION OF DEAF/HARD-OF-HEARING STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS ||3|
|SPED 53313||LITERACY ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION FOR DEAF/HARD-OF-HEARING STUDENTS ||6|
|SPED 53324||CURRICULUM METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR DEAF/HARD OF HEARING STUDENTS ||3|
|SPED 58880||DEAF EDUCATION TEACHING LABORATORY (taken three times for 3 credit hours total)||3|
|SPED 63392||PRACTICUM IN DEAF EDUCATION (taken two times for 2 credit hours total)||2|
|SPED 63992||STUDENT TEACHING IN SPECIAL EDUCATION ||4|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||45|
- Must maintain a minimum 3.000 overall GPA
Graduation Requirements Summary
|Minimum Major GPA || Minimum Overall GPA |
|3.000 ||3.000 |
- Successful completion of the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) at the Intermediate level or above.
- Additional Coursework: An analysis of additional content-area coursework required at the post-undergraduate level will be completed before entering into the program, and a Plan of Study will be created based on transcript analysis and current licensure requirements by the Ohio Department of Education. A minimum B grade is required in each of these courses. This coursework would be in addition to requirements for the Special Education Deaf-Education non-degree program.
Prior to program completion, the candidate must demonstrate proficiencies in the following areas (including but not limited to): Data literacy and analysis, use of research and assessment data, leadership and collaboration, utilizing and supporting appropriate technology for the discipline, and application of professional dispositions, laws and policies, codes of ethics and professional standards appropriate to their field of specialization.
Candidates seeking Ohio teaching licensure are required to pass specific requirements in order to apply for licensure from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). Students should consult the Special Education Department for specific program requirements and refer to the Ohio Department of Education - Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type.