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Listening & Spoken Language MEd of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) Deaf Education teacher training program at USU prepares students to earn a Master of Education degree in Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education, the Utah 0-5 Early Childhood Special Education Teaching License and the Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH) Endorsement.  The program provides graduate students with the knowledge and skills to provide family-centered services to young children who are DHH to develop listening and spoken language. 

Distance Learning Option: The LSL Deaf Education program welcomes students who are not campus-based to earn the M.Ed. through distance learning.  For eligibility to participate in the distance program, students must have access to an approved early intervention or educational facility to fulfill practicum requirements.  Students must currently hold, or be in the process of earning, the appropriate teaching license for their state.

Interdisciplinary:  The LSL program offers a unique and progressive approach to graduate training in which students in LSL Deaf Education, Speech-Language Pathology, and Pediatric Audiology learn together to develop the skills and competencies to provide collaborative, evidence-based and family-centered services. 

Hands-On Practicum:  In this interdisciplinary cohort, students in LSL Deaf Education, Speech-Language Pathology, and Audiology have hands-on practicum experiences every semester of the program in the USU campus-based early intervention and preschool program, called Sound Beginnings, in the USU Pediatric Audiology Clinic, or other approved off-site programs.

Program Duration: Program completion for the LSL Deaf Education M.Ed. is two-years, requiring competencies consistent with the CEC/CED Professional Standards that guide family-centered, evidence-based practices. This program is a participant in the Western Regional Graduate Exchange program (WRGP) allowing eligible students from participating states to pay resident tuition.

 

Please see our parent-friendly website for supporting children who are deaf or hard of hearing – available in English and Spanish.

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Introduction to Our Program Video

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Meet the Faculty

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Meet the Students

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Application is available through the
Office of Research and Graduate Studies.

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Contact Michelle Wilson (michelle.wilson@usu.edu) for Application Deadlines.

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Advisor Contact
Name: Michelle Wilson
Phone: 435-797-9271
Email: michelle.wilson@usu.edu

Course Sequence

Summer Semester Year 1
Course Course Title Credits
COMD 6850 LSL Interdisciplinary Seminar 1
COMD 6700 LSL Practicum TBD 2
SPED 5700 Orientation to Teaching Young Children with Disabilities 2
Fall Semester Year 1
Course Course Title Credits
COMD 6340 Strategies for LSL Development 3
EDUC 6040 Applied Research Methods 3
COMD 6850 LSL Interdisciplinary Seminar 1
COMD 6700 LSL Practicum 2
SPED 5720 Assmt for Eligibility, Programming, and IEP Dev 3
SPED 5740 Effective Inst & Instructional Strategies I 2
SPED 5850 Field Based Applications of Effective Inst I 1
Spring Semester Year 1
Course Course Title Credits
COMD 6360 Preschool Curriculum: Language and Cognition 3
COMD 6850 LSL Interdisciplinary Seminar 2
COMD 6700 LSL Practicum 2
SPED 5760 Effective Instruction & Instructional Strategies II 2
SPED 5860 Field Based Applications of Effective Inst II 1
Summer Semester Year 2
Course Course Title Credits
COMD 6730 Multiple Disabilities and Syndromes 2
COMD 7520 Cochlear Implants 2
SPED 5770 Early Childhd Dev Teaching Children w Dis 2
Fall Semester Year 2
Course Course Title Credits
COMD 7340 Pediatric Audiology 2
COMD 6580 Family-Centered Practices 2
COMD 6900 Technology in the Classroom 1
COMD 6700 LSL Practicum 2
COMD 6970 Research Thesis/Educational Project 1
SPED 5780 Foundations in Special Education and Legal Issues 3
SPED 5870 Field Based Applications III 1
Spring Semester Year 2
Course Course Title Credits
COMD 6320 Language and Emergent Literacy in Children w/ HL 3
COMD 6700 LSL Practicum 2
COMD 6970 Research Thesis/Educational Project 2
SPED 5230 Student Teaching or Clinical Teaching 3

COMDDE Course Syllabi

For past and current syllabi for all COMDDE courses, go USU Canvas Course Syllabus Tracker at elearn.usu.edu/syllabus. Enter the following:

  • Term = your choice
  • College = EEJ Education & Human Service
  • Department = Comm Disorders & Deaf Ed
  • Delivery Method = All Delivery Methods
  • Campus = All Campuses
  • Click on Blue Button “Open Direct Link Course Syllabus List”
  • Select and click on desired course