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 2018-19 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ENG 110 Writing I 3
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics
or MTH 135 College Algebra
3
Social and Behavioral Sciences - General Education 3
Physical Sciences - General Education 3-5
Total hours14-16

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
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 hours15-16

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Humanities - General Education 3
CSD 330 Introduction to American Sign Language (ASL) 3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States since 1877
3
CSD 201 Introduction to Communication Disorders 3
SPE 310 Introduction to Special Education 3
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines
or ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions
3
PSY 200 Psychological Statistical Methods 3
CSD 331 American Sign Language (ASL) II 3
Cultural Competence - General Education 3
Public Issues - General Education 3
General elective 2
Total hours17

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
CSD 312 Normal Language Acquisition 3
CSD 321 Sign Language: Signed English I 3
CSD 360 Hearing Science 3
CSD 380 Development, Diversity, and Deafness 3
MTH 320 Foundations of Mathematics for Teachers 3
RDG 318 Foundations of Literacy Instruction 3
Total hours18

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
CSD 322 Sign Language: Signed English II 3
CSD 370 Audiology 3
CSD 562 Psycho-Social Implications of Being Deaf and Hard of Hearing 3
CSD 572 Aural Rehabilitation 3
EDC 345 Introduction to Multicultural Education and Diversity 3
SFR 486 Management and Assessment in the Middle and Secondary Classroom 3
Total hours18

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
CSD 497 Observation Clinical Practicum 3
CSD 400 Introduction to Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders 3
CSD 760 Language Development: Deaf and Hard of Hearing I 3
RDG 474 Reading and Writing in the Content Fields 3
CSD 332 American Sign Language (ASL) III 3
Total hours15

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
CSD 762 Speech Development: Deaf and Hard of Hearing I 3
CSD 795 Advanced Clinical Practice 1-6
CSD 763 Auditory Development: Deaf and Hard of Hearing 3
CSD 333 American Sign Language (ASL) IV 3
Total hours13

Tips for success

  • Overall total of Life Sciences and Physical Sciences must be a minimum of seven credit hours and include one lab.
  • 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 06-12-2018.