Missouri State University

BS Four-Year Graduation Plan: Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

This is a model four-year graduation plan. Your path to graduation may vary based on factors such as college credit you earned while in high school, your choice of general education electives, availability of courses and your placement in English and mathematics.

Sample schedule

We recommend our students pursue the accelerated master’s option in education of the deaf and hard of hearing. This graduation plan includes graduate courses for the accelerated master’s option.

This degree program can be completed in eight semesters. Check out the course rotations before scheduling your classes. Visit with your advisor to develop a plan that is right for you.

First semester (fall)

First semester courses Credit hours
CIS 101 or CSC 1012
ENG 110 Writing I3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations2
HST 121 or HST 1223
MTH 130 or MTH 1353
Culture and Society elective3
Total hours16

Second semester (spring)

Second semester courses Credit hours
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology3
Natural World elective4
Self-Understanding/ Humanities elective3
Elective3
Total hours19

Third semester (fall)

Third semester courses Credit hours
Natural World elective4
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship3
CSD 201 Introduction to Communication Disorders3
Self-Understanding/ Humanities elective3
Culture and Society elective3
Total hours16

Fourth semester (spring)

Fourth semester courses Credit hours
ENG 221 or ENG 2103
EDC 150 Introduction to Teaching0
SPE 310 Introduction to Special Education3
PSY 200 Psychological Statistical Methods3
Electives6
Total hours16

Fifth semester (fall)

Fifth semester courses Credit hours
CSD 321 Conceptually Accurate Signed English I3
CSD 330 Introduction to American Sign Language (ASL)3
CSD 360 Hearing Science3
CSD 380 Development, Diversity, and Deafness3
EDC 350 School and Society3
Elective1
Total hours16

Sixth semester (spring)

Sixth semester courses Credit hours
CSD 312 Normal Language Acquisition3
CSD 331 American Sign Language (ASL) II3
CSD 370 Audiology3
CSD 572 Aural Rehabilitation3
MTH 320 Foundations of Mathematics for Teachers3
Elective1
Total hours16

Seventh semester (fall)

Seventh semester courses Credit hours
CSD 322 Conceptually Accurate Signed English II3
CSD 497 Observation Clinical Practicum3
SPE 515 or PSY 5083
RDG 318 Foundations of Literacy Instruction3
CSD 762 Speech Development: Deaf and Hard of Hearing I3
Total hours15

Eighth semester (spring)

Eighth semester courses Credit hours
CSD 562 Psycho-Social Implications of Being Deaf and Hard of Hearing3
CSD 795 Advanced Clinical Practice1-6
CSD 760 Language Development: Deaf and Hard of Hearing I3
CSD 763 Speech Development: Deaf and Hard of Hearing II3
CSD 795 Advanced Clinical Practice1-6
GEN 499 University Exit Examination0
Total hours13