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Special Education MA – Deaf & Hard of Hearing Emphasis – Courses & Requirements

The total number of courses needed for completion of this master's degree will depend on your previous coursework and if you have your initial teacher licensure. The program will do a transcript review when you apply and provide you with a plan of study, but you can review the requirements below for a general idea of which courses you might need.

Required Courses (36-43 Credit Hours)

For an example of upcoming courses, visit the Current Program Students page.

Prerequisites / Co-Requisites (7 Hours)

These courses will be waived if you have taken them previously. They are listed as prerequisites in the UNC graduate catalog, though you can complete them elsewhere while in the program. They are not required for initial program admission, but will need to be completed for graduation requirements.

ASLS 266 Normal Speech and Language Development (3)

ASLS 370 Basic Audiology (4)

Emphasis Credits (33 Hours)

EDSE 510 Foundations of Special Education (3)

EDSE 511 Learning Environments and Cultural Considerations (3)

EDSE 512 Assessment, IEP Development and Instructional Planning (3)

EDSE 550 Foundation of Deaf Education (3)

EDSE 651 Collaboration: Deaf/Hard of Hearing (3)

EDSE 652 Auditory Skill Development: Deaf/Hard of Hearing (3)

EDSE 653 Speech: Deaf/Hard of Hearing (3)

EDSE 654 Language: Deaf/Hard of Hearing (3)

EDSE 655 Literacy: Deaf/Hard of Hearing (3)

EDSE 656 Curriculum and Instruction: Deaf/Hard of Hearing (3)

EDSE 657 Practicum: Deaf/Hard of Hearing (6-12)

Required Research Course (3 Hours)

SRM 600 Introduction to Graduate Research (3)

Sign Language Proficiency Test

You will be required to complete a sign language proficiency test which will be administered before your practicum placement.


For full details, see the official program listing in the UNC Graduate Catalog.

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Credits Required:
36-43 (depending on previous coursework)
Time to Completion:
2 years
$520/credit hour

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Program Coordinator:

John Luckner


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