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College: Education and Human Services
Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Education
Major: Special Education
Concentration: Deaf Studies
Effective Term: Fall 2010
The Osprey Map provides a term-by-term sample schedule for each undergraduate academic program at the University of North Florida. It is designed to guide students in the selection of courses each term. The "Mile Marker" courses in the right-hand column are those courses that should be completed before or by the end of that term. Following the sample schedule, and completing the mile marker courses at the appropriate point of your undergraduate career, will facilitate graduation in four years. The term-by-term model assumes full-time enrollment. For students enrolled part-time, the sample schedule and mile markers should be followed based on the number of credits completed. The Osprey Map should be used in consultation with an academic advisor.

Undergraduate programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAE) degree have as their primary objective the preparation of educators with broad foundations of observable, measurable competencies that contribute to their personal and professional growth. These competencies should enable the educators to assist learners to realize their full potential in ways which are meaningful and satisfying to the learners and which lead them to effective participation as members of society. The Deaf Education track is designed for those students seeking initial certification as teachers of students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Click on the Students tab of the Career Services webpage for major exploration and employment information.

Students should refer to their personalized Degree Evaluation provided by an academic advisor and to other university resources for additional university and college-specific policies. Visit the undergraduate university catalog for more information.

Summer terms may be utilized to facilitate graduation in four years.

  • Visit the university catalog for a list of General Education requirements. An Associate in Arts (AA) degree from a Florida public university, state college or community college satisfies UNF general education and Gordon Rule requirements. General Education Math selection for First Time in College (FTIC) students is contingent upon Math Placement exam results, SAT/ACT math scores, the student’s major and/or credit received through accelerated mechanisms (Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Dual Enrollment, etc). Deaf Education majors are encouraged to take MGF 1113 Math for Teachers I to satisfy 3 of the 6 semester hours of General Education Mathematics. Education majors must complete all General Education course work with a grade of C or higher. A grade of D is acceptable in some General Education course work to meet university requirements, however D grades are not acceptable for Education majors. Visit the Department of Exceptional Student and Deaf Education webpage for faculty contact names, additional information and for a complete list of Deaf Education prerequisites. Students are encouraged to speak with College of Education faculty directly regarding questions about the teaching profession. All freshmen and sophomores (students with 0-59 credit hours) must also consult their academic advisor in the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) or the UNF Honors Program Freshmen and sophomore students may begin the American Sign Language sequence (ASL2140, ASL2150 and ASL4131) in Term 1 - Term 4.

  • Admission into the College of Education and Human Services requires a minimum of 60 semester hours or a state of Florida AA degree with a grade point average of 2.50 or better and should submit scores on all four parts of the General Knowledge (GK) test. Students are strongly encouraged to pass all four parts of the GK test by Term 5. Program admission requires a decision by a college administrator or faculty member. Students are not guaranteed admission into this program, and can not degree progress into Term 5 (61-75 hours) until admitted into this program. Find specific admission criteria for this program on your Degree Evaluation, college website, university catalog or consult your academic advisor.

  • Students graduating with the BAE in Deaf Studies are unable to teach at the bachelor's level. Students must be admitted into the Master of Education (M.Ed.) with a track in Deaf Education to prepare for Florida state certification in Deaf Education, K-12. Students who have completed their undergraduate degree in Deaf Studies at UNF have already met the prerequisite course requirements. Visit the Graduate catalog for additional information. For more information visit the College of Education and Human Services Advising Office webpage.

  • A minimum grade of "C" is required in all course work earned for the Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAE).

  • Students must maintain a minimum GPA of a 2.50 or better for each semester they are enrolled in a teacher education program.

  • A level 2 background check (including fingerprints) done and verified by the school district in which the field/clinical experiences will be completed is required prior to the assignment of any student to a field/clinical experience. Students not cleared by the school district will not be permitted access to schools.

  • Courses with field lab requirements must be completed during fall and spring terms.

  • A minimum of 120 semester hours (48 hours at the upper 3000/4000 level) is required for the bachelor's degree. Deaf Studies students must complete a total of 126 semester hours. Students must complete at least 25 percent of the required degree credit hours in residence at UNF.
 
Term 1: Attempted Hours 0-15
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
ENC1101 G(W) College Writing 3  
EDF1005 Intro to Teaching Profession (Program Prerequisite) 3  
Select a General Ed Math Course (Recommend Math for 3  
Teachers I or College Algebra)  
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
Select a Free Elective Course 3  
Total Hours: 15
 
Term 2: Attempted Hours 16-30
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
Select a second Gen Ed English Course(See Degree Evaluation) 3  
EDF2085 Intro to Diversity Educators (Program Prerequisite) 3  
Select a General Ed Math Course (Recommend Math for 3  
Teachers I or College Algebra)  
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
Select a Free Elective Course 3  
Total Hours: 15
 
Summer 1
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
Take General Knowledge (GK) Test. Submit test score  
results to COEHS Advising Office.  
 
Term 3: Attempted Hours 31-45
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
Select a third Gen Ed English Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3   EDF1005 Intro to the Teaching Profession Minimum Grade C
EME2040 Intro to Tech for Educators (Program Prerequisite) 3   EDF2085 Intro to Diversity for Educators Minimum Grade C
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3   FTCE General Knowledge Exam
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
Select a Free Elective Course 3  
Total Hours: 15
 
Term 4: Attempted Hours 46-60
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3   EME2040 Intro to Technology for Educators Minimum Grade C
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3   General Education Requirements
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
Select a Free Elective Course 3  
Select a Free Elective Course 3  
Total Hours: 15
 
Summer 2
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
 
Term 5: Attempted Hours 61-75
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
EDF3151 Nature Of The Learner 3   EEX3202 Psych/Soc Exceptional Learners Minimum Grade C
EEX3202 Psych/Soc Exceptional Learners 3   EHD4311 Psychology & Education Deaf Minimum Grade C
EEX4101 Language Development/Disorders 2   ASL2140 American Sign Language I Minimum Grade C
EHD4311 Psychology & Education Deaf (Offered Fall term only) 3  
ASL2140 American Sign Language I 4  
Total Hours: 15
 
Term 6: Attempted Hours 76-90
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
EEX4604 Behavior Mang and Rsrch (Offered Spring term only) 3   EEX4604 Behavior Mang and Rsrch Minimum Grade C
EHD4245 Lang Develop Deaf/Hard of Hear (Offered Spring term only) 3   ASL2150 American Sign Language II Minimum Grade C
EEX3252 Lang Arts:Exceptional Learners (Offered Spring term only) 3  
ASL2150 American Sign Language II 4  
EEX4255 Curr/Instr: Learners Except (Offered Spring term only) 3  
Total Hours: 16
 
Summer 3
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
EEX4281 Soc,Pers,Car:Learners Except (Offered Summer term only) 3   EHD4245 Lang Develop Deaf/Hard of Hear Minimum Grade C
EEX4616 Clsrm Mgmt Exceptional Learner (Offered Summer term only) 3   EEX4616 Clsrm Mgmt Exceptional Learner Minimum Grade C
  EEX4281 Soc,Pers,Car:Learners Except Minimum Grade C
Total Hours: 6
 
Term 7: Attempted Hours 91-105
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
EEX3250 Read Mthds:Learners Exception (Offered Fall term only) 3   ASL4131 American Sign Language III Minimum Grade C
TSL3080 Principles and Issues in TESOL 3   EDF3945 Field Laboratory I Minimum Grade C
EEX4221 Ed Assessment/Learners Except (Offered Fall term only) 3  
ASL4131 American Sign Language III 3  
EDF3945 Field Laboratory I 2  
Total Hours: 14
 
Term 8: Attempted Hours 106-120
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
EHD4261 Audiology Speech Science (Offered Spring term only) 3  
ASL4211 American Sign Language IV 3  
EDF4444 Assessment of Learn/Behavior 3  
EHD4940 Deaf Education Field Practicum (Offered Spring term only) 2  
EEX4484 Math Sci Except Lrnrs 3  
Total Hours: 14
Total Program Hours: 126
The Osprey Map is not a contract between the University of North Florida and the student. It should be used as a general guide for the purpose of meeting requirements and constructing course schedules. The Map may be altered periodically to meet the objectives of the academic program or the university.

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