Preliminary (Level I) Credential-DHH
Education Specialist Credential- Deaf/Hard of Hearing
The Education Specialist Credential in DHH is typically 51 units. All of our courses within the DHH Specialization are offered in the afternoons and evenings. The program begins with coursework in Special Education and General Education methods. Following that foundational coursework, students begin taking classes in the DHH Specialization area.
The Credential Office at CSUN provides a variety of services for people interested in obtaining credential information. While the faculty in DHH do the advising for DHH credential students, admission to the credential program begins with an application through the Credential Preparation Office. Forms and guidelines are available on their website. View that website for important information about admission criteria, dates of tests, and other frequently asked questions.
CSUN offers 4 pathways to the Education Specialists Credential in DHH.
Click here for a University Intern program of study in PDF format.
Click here for a Traditional program of study in PDF format
For more information on either the ITEP or ACT programs specifically in Deaf Education, please contact Ellen Schneiderman.
For specific questions pertaining to the Education Specialist Credential in DHH, please contact a faculty member in DHH.
*Please obtain ADVISING from Faculty in Deaf Education PRIOR TO ENROLLING IN COURSEWORK
This list does not serve as a Program Plan and does not include additional credential requirements.
Generic Special Education (11 units)
SPED 400 Introduction to Special Education (3)
SPED 401C Inclusive Education (2)
SPED 402A Behavioral Assessment and Positive Behavior Support (3)
SPED 535 Working with Families of Young Children with Disabilities (3)
General Education Methods (7-8 units)
EED 520 Teaching Reading in the Elementary School (3)
EED 565M Mathematics Curriculum and Methods (2)
(select ONE of the following courses:)
EED 565S Science Curriculum and Methods (2)
EED 575 Integrated Social Studies/Arts Curriculum & Methods (3)
SED 525 Methods in Single Subject Area (3)
It is strongly recommended that students have a high degree of ASL fluency and take the ASLPI prior to enrolling in DHH Specialization coursework. These classes are taught "voice off".
Specialization Coursework (23 units)
SPED 403D Early Field Experience (3) (pre/co requisite SPED 400; SPED 401C; SPED 402A)
SPED 504D Teaching Diverse DHH Learners (3) (pre/co requisite DEAF 360; SPED 403D)
SPED 560 Assessment & Development of Language in Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Students (3)
(pre/co requisite DEAF 484; SPED 504D)
SPED 561D Teaching Reading to Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Students (3)
(pre/co requisite EED 520; co-requisite SPED 565; pre-requisite SPED 560)
SPED 563 Audiology & Spoken Language Development of Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Students (4)
(pre/co requisite CD 410; SPED 560)
SPED 565 Fundamentals of Teaching English to Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Students (3)
(pre/co requisite EED 520; co-requisite SPED 561D; pre-requisite SPED 560)
SPED 566D Curriculum & Instruction of Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Students (3)
(pre/co EED 565M; 565S or 575 or SED 525; co- SPED 566DL; pre- SPED 560)
SPED 566DL Curriculum & Instruction of Deaf & Hard of Hearing Students Lab (1)
(pre/co EED 565M; 565S or 575 or SED 525; co SPED 566D; pre-SPED 560)
Requirements Prior to Student Teaching
(applications must be filed the semester before Student Teaching)
* Overall GPA of 2.75 since admission with cumulative 3.0 GPA in Professional Education Courses.
* Passage of CBEST
* Writing Proficiency
* Passage of American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI)
* Approval for Student Teaching
SPED 580D Advanced Specialist Fieldwork (6)- DHH Student Teaching or
SPED 506D University Internship (12) 4 semesters