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

This is a model four-year degree 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 degree plan includes graduate courses for the accelerated master’s option.

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

The following degree plan is based on the 2020-21 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

Courses Hours
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ENG 110 Writing I 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences - General Education 3
Physical Sciences - General Education * 3-5
Total hours 11-13

Second semester (spring)

Courses Hours
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Life Sciences - General Education * 3-4
The Arts - General Education 3
Total hours 15-16

Third semester (fall)

Courses Hours
Humanities - General Education 3
CSD 330 Introduction to American Sign Language (ASL) 3
Survey of US History 3
CSD 201 Introduction to Communication Disorders 3
SPE 310 Introduction to Special Education 3
Total hours 15

Fourth semester (spring)

Courses Hours
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines
or ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions
PSY 200 Psychological Statistical Methods 3
CSD 331 American Sign Language (ASL) II 3
Cultural Competence - General Education 3
Public Issues - General Education 3
Total hours 15

Fifth semester (fall)

Courses Hours
CSD 312 Normal Language Acquisition 3
CSD 321 Conceptually Accurate Signed English I 3
CSD 360 Hearing and Speech Science 3
CSD 380 Development, Diversity, and Deafness 3
RDG 318 Foundations of Literacy Instruction 3
Total hours 15

Sixth semester (spring)

Courses Hours
CSD 322 Conceptually Accurate Signed English II 3
CSD 370 Audiology 3
CSD 562 Psycho-Social Implications of Being Deaf and Hard of Hearing 3
EDC 345 Introduction to Multicultural Education and Diversity 3
Elective 3-4
Total hours 15-16

Seventh semester (fall)

Courses Hours
CSD 497 Observation Clinical Practicum 3
SFR 486 Management and Assessment in the Middle and Secondary Classroom 3
CSD 332 American Sign Language (ASL) III 3
Elective 3
Total hours 12

Eighth semester (spring)

Courses Hours
CSD 572 Aural Rehabilitation 3
RDG 474 Reading and Writing in the Content Fields 3
MTH 320 Foundations of Mathematics for Teachers 3
CSD 333 American Sign Language (ASL) IV 3
CSD 400 Introduction to Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders 3
Total hours 15

Tips for success

  • First and second semester - one choice must include a lab and overall total of Life Science and Physical Science must be minimum 7 credit hours.
  • Fifth semester - CSD 380: Integrated service learning course.
  • Fifth semester - CSD 360: CSD 492 will be offered in place of CSD 360 in summer and fall 2021 semesters.
  • This major will NOT prepare students for teacher certification nor will it allow entry into the CSD Accelerated Master's option.
Degree plan last reviewed 04-16-2021.