Majors may serve as teachers in self-contained classrooms or as resource and/or itinerant teachers for mainstreamed students.
A comprehensive communication philosophy is applied to educational methods and approaches for teaching deaf and hard-of-hearing students who use American Sign Language or spoken language.
Academic courses related to deaf and hard-of-hearing students consider literacy methods, language development, American Sign Language, aural-oral communication, teaching methods, classroom management and inclusion practices.
There is one Bachelor of Arts (BA) available with this major.
Students who complete this bachelor’s degree can work in local school systems and schools for the deaf (K-12). They may also pursue a graduate degree in education of the deaf or related fields.
Address topics that include planning differentiated instruction, IEP development, collaborative teaching in the inclusion setting, classroom and behavioral management, literacy and language development and psycho-social and educational aspects of deafness.
One of the American Sign Language courses offered in a three-semester sign language core.
Favorite Course: SHS 433: Developing Language Skills with Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Favorite Course: SHS 436: Development of Literacy with Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
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Southern Miss undergraduate degrees are available online, at the Hattiesburg campus, at the Gulf Park campus, and/or through a hybrid delivery that includes both online and on-campus courses.
All courses listed in the degree plan are available online. A student would not have to take a face-to-face course to complete this degree.
50 percent or more of the degree plan’s courses in Major Area of Study Requirements AND 50 percent or more of courses in Curriculum Requirement are available online. Remaining courses are face-to-face at the Hattiesburg or Gulf Park campus, as noted.
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