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Sign Language and Deaf Studies by Distance

Postby Jonathan Whatley » Sat Mar 08, 2008 2:06 pm

The University of Northern Colorado's Distance Opportunities for Interpreter Training Center, the DO IT Center, offers a B.A. in ASL-English Interpretation, online with summer residencies, a Legal Interpreter Training Program online with supervised practica which may be completed close to the student, a Diagnostic Assessment and Skills Training Series online, a Leadership & Supervision Certificate Program online, and a Educational Interpreting Certificate Program which is exclusively for working interpreters sponsored by their state education agency. Tuition is affordable; B.A. tuition is 239 per semester hour, equal for both in-state and out-of-state students. Accreditation is regional, and the University of Northern Colorado is a major state university.

Tennessee Temple University's Department of Sign Language Interpreting is now offering its B.S. in Sign Language Interpreting, or its minor in Deaf Studies adjunctive to a major in Psychology, by hybrid online and short summer intensive format. Tuition is also affordable, about 200 per semester hour net of fees for both the online and intensive courses. The school is not regionally accredited, but accredited nationally by TRACS; Tennessee Temple is sort of its doyen, a significant bricks and mortar school established in 1946 and previously accredited by the AABC/ABHE.
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Postby Jonathan Whatley » Sat Mar 08, 2008 2:23 pm

The College of Professional Studies at Gallaudet University also offers some courses online; for a current list as of this writing, scroll down on this page.
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Postby uncle janko » Sat Mar 08, 2008 6:16 pm

Thanks, Jonathan! A parishioner of mine recently completed another programme through Northern Colorado and got state licensure in her field as a result. Two parishioners are deaf (one, a retired realtor, reads, and the other, an agricultural administrator, signs); another with hearing loss is a fluent signer. This is quite likely stuff which will be of compelling interest to them.

(We are liturgically bilingual--English and ASL--plus very occasional German. The sermons are sometimes in Old Jankonese, but that is another matter entirely.)
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Re: Sign Language and Deaf Studies by Distance

Postby Jonathan Whatley » Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:37 am

Special education programs, many of which are available by distance, can also address deafness and services for the deaf. Texas Tech University, for instance, offers a a Graduate Certificate in Dual Impairments, which is focused on deaf blindness; a Deaf and Hard of Hearing Graduate Certification Preparation Program, which is graduate-level education towards state teacher certification in the domain; and related emphases in their Master of Education in Special Education.
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Re: Sign Language and Deaf Studies by Distance

Postby Jonathan Whatley » Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:33 pm

Through the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, and Education of the Deaf, Idaho State University offers online courses and a hybrid Master of Science in Deaf Education.

Idaho State University wrote:Students entering the program must have a degree in education with classroom certification and intermediate sign language skills prior to entry. On a case by case basis exceptions may be allowed.

The MS teacher training program is a multi-state, regional program primarily serving Idaho, Washington, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada and Arizona. Individuals wishing to achieve certification in deaf education from these states, and others, are welcomed to apply. The 14 month program begins with the summer session (on-campus), includes both the on-line Fall and Spring semesters and concludes after the second summer session (on-campus). A new cohort of students begins each mid-June. Check elsewhere on the website for specific dates and schedules.


The descriptions of their on-the-ground programs in Educational Interpreting & Sign Language Studies are also interesting reads.
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Re: Sign Language and Deaf Studies by Distance

Postby Jonathan Whatley » Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:33 am

Troy University offers their Bachelor of Science Interpreter Training Program online. [pdf]

60 semester hours are required studies in the major field; at this writing comprising
Troy University wrote:EDU 2200 (3) Introduction to Interpreting: Professional Identity and Ethical Considerations
EDU 3366 (3) Discourse Analysis I
EDU 3360 (3) Models of Interpretation/Transliteration
EDU 3362 (3) Manual Codes for English
EDU 3364 (3) Introduction to Educational Interpreting/Transliterating
EDU 3368 (3) Interpreting in Specialized Settings
EDU 4462 (3) Practicum I: Seminar and Field Experiences
EDU 4463(3) Practicum II: Seminar and Field Experiences
EDU 4454 (3) Interpreting ASL to English
EDU 4453 (3) Interpreting English to ASL
EDU 4458 (3) Advanced Interactive Interpreting
EDU 4455 (3) Transliteration
EDU 4456 (3) Advanced Voice to Sign Interpreting/Transliterating
EDU 4457 (3) Advanced Sign to Voice Interpreting/Transliterating
EDU 4451 (3) ASL/English Linguistics
EDU 4452 (3) Discourse Analysis II
EDU 4466 (6) Internship: Community Interpreting
EDU 4465 (6) Internship: Educational Interpreting

Undergraduate eCampus tuition at Troy is 200 per semester hour, equal for both in-state and out-of-state students. For those interested in the course content without the degree or credits, auditing is 50% of the cost of tuition. Troy University is a large public university based in Troy, Alabama, and called Troy State University until a merger of its constituents in 2005. It is a major player in the provision of courses both by distance, and off-campus on-the-ground, both serving military and civilian and the latter especially serving many military students.
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Re: Sign Language and Deaf Studies by Distance

Postby Jonathan Whatley » Sun Aug 23, 2009 4:12 pm

Mount Saint Vincent University offers their Master of Education in Educational Psychology with concentration in Education of Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing by distance:

Mount Saint Vincent University wrote:Students should be aware that this program requires practicum placements in various locations and at various times which may involve travel which is the responsibility of the student.

This concentration is offered by Mount Saint Vincent University with the support of the Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority (APSEA). The graduate degree program concentrating on the education of students who are deaf or hard of hearing is designed to prepare educators to become specialists in the education of those who are deaf or hard of hearing. Providing for the educational needs of this population requires not only a solid background in general education and the principles of inclusion, but also highly specialized experience and skills to meet the unique needs of these learners. The program is designed to help educators develop knowledge and skills in the areas of audiology, speech, language acquisition, sign language, literacy and the modification/adaptation of curricula.


Related MSVU programs: by distance, an M.Ed. in Educational Psychology concentration in Education of Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired, and, at least partly by distance, a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Child and Youth Study. Mount Saint Vincent is a public liberal arts university in Halifax, Nova Scotia, founded in 1873, and offering distance education for over 25 years.
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Re: Sign Language and Deaf Studies by Distance

Postby Jonathan Whatley » Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:24 am

The University of Tennessee Knoxville offers an M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling by distance, plus "six full days of instruction in individual and group counseling skills" on campus in the first summer of study. Students proficient in ASL may pursue a specialization in deafness rehabilitation. The track is associated with UTK's Center on Deafness, whose programs include two interesting summer intensive courses for CEU credit. Each are a month or more, at the Tennessee School for the Deaf, with cottage housing for students: the Orientation to Deafness Program and the Basic Interpreter Training Program.

Valdosta State University in Georgia offers an M.A.T. in Special Education by distance, with an option in either General Curriculum or Adapted Curriculum. This isn't specific to deaf education, but Valdosta also has a Deaf Education program on campus, and some sort of scholarly linkage might be involved or available.
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Re: Sign Language and Deaf Studies by Distance

Postby Jonathan Whatley » Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:15 pm

Saint Joseph's University (Pennsylvania) offers an M.S. in Deaf Education, and Pennsylvania Hearing Impaired K-12 teacher certification options within or separate from that, by distance. Field experience is of course required for certification. Students entering the program "and are expected to have basic Sign Language competency [and…] at least initial certification (Level 1) or have equivalent education and experience working with deaf/hard of hearing students."
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Re: Sign Language and Deaf Studies by Distance

Postby Jonathan Whatley » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:55 pm

University of Nebraska—Lincoln offers an M.A., M.Ed., and endorsement in Special Education: Deaf Education by distance.
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Re: Sign Language and Deaf Studies by Distance

Postby Jonathan Whatley » Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:38 pm

The University of Manchester in Manchester, England offers a Postgraduate Diploma in Deaf Education by part-time "blended eLearning."
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Re: Sign Language and Deaf Studies by Distance

Postby Jonathan Whatley » Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:34 pm

Minot State University offers an MS in Special Education with emphasis in Deaf/Hard of Hearing Education in a hybrid/blended format. The "degree program requires attending class on a specific day and time, however you can connect from anywhere in the world. It also requires a summer residency for assessment/clinical training."
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