Education Career Program

Degree offered

Associate in Arts in Deaf Studies (Education Concentration)

Credits required 62-65

Dean Joanne Preston

Program contact Sandra Lygren, Coordinator and Professor of Deaf Studies, ext. 2748

Program Goals Statement

This program provides a Deaf Studies and liberal arts foundation that includes specialized courses needed for transfer into a BS/BA program in the educational area of choice. Students in this option are seeking a future working with deaf or hard-of-hearing children in early intervention or an educational setting.

Student Learning Outcomes

See Learning Outcomes

Infused General Education Competencies

Oral Communication

Program Information

BCC offers several Deaf Studies programs to meet your career and academic goals.

Students may opt to take more ECE courses while at Bristol.

Students seeking certification from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care should also complete an ECE certificate, or, see www.mass.gov for Level I certification Infant-Toddler or Pre-School Teacher requirements.

Students are advised that they need to pass the Communication and Literacy Skills Test (CLST) of the Massachusetts Teacher Education Licensure (MTEL) conducted by the Dept of Education prior to acceptance into most teacher education licensure programs.

EDU 220 requires a CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information), 27 completed credits and an overall GPA of 2.5 or better.

Students wishing to complete their ASL 285 Community Based Learning in Deaf Studies experience in a program for the Deaf or early intervention setting will have to complete a C.O.R.I. (Criminal Offender Record Information) and S.O.R.I (Sexual Offender Registry Information) at their chosen site prior to being placed. Individual settings may have additional requirements related to vaccinations, minimum GPA and/or ASL fluency.

After BCC

Students in this option have successfully transferred to Bridgewater State University, Northeastern University and Rhode Island College to degree programs in education.

Students seeking licensure as a teacher deaf/hard-of-hearing can seek a BS program in Deaf Education out of state or seek any education degree and attend grad school at Boston University to achieve an EdM in Deaf education. Deaf Studies supports and prepares students for the Bi-lingual/Bi-cultural philosophy.

Degree Requirements

General Courses

BIO 111General Biology I

4 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

HST 111The West and the World I

3 credits

HST 113United States History to 1877

3 credits

MTH 127Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I

3 credits

PSY 101General Psychology

3 credits

PSY 252Child Development

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:25

Program Courses

ASL 101Elementary American Sign Language

3 credits

ASL 102Elementary American Sign Language II

3 credits

ASL 181Visual/Gestural Communication

2 credits

ASL 201Intermediate American Sign Language I

3 credits

ASL 202Intermediate American Sign Language II

3 credits

ASL 284ASL/Deaf Studies Capstone Seminar

1 credit

ASL 285Community-based Learning in Deaf Studies

1 credit

DST 101Introduction to Deaf Studies

3 credits

DST 110Deaf Culture

3 credits

DST 151Deaf History

3 credits

DST 210The Deaf Community in Society

3 credits

DST 251Deaf Literature and ASL Folklore

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:31

Concentration Courses - Early Childhood Education

ECE 111Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3 credits

ECE 112Observing, Recording, and Analyzing Early Childhood Settings

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Program Electives– Choose from

ECE 113Safe and Healthy Early Childhood Learning Environments

3 credits

ECE 222Special Needs in Early Childhood

3 credits

ECE 223Infant-Toddler Development

3 credits

ECE 260Play, Thinking, and Development in the Young Child

3 credits

ECE 251Teaching Practicum I and Seminar I

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:3-15

ECE 113: to meet DEEC requirements, students should take ECE 113 and ECE 222, 234, and 251 in the ECE certificate program

ECE 260 is best choice for transfer

Program Elective – Choose two

GVT 111U.S. Government

3 credits

MTH 128Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers II

3 credits

And

SCI 113Physical Science

4 credits

Or

SSC 101Introduction to Geography

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6-7

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

ASL 101Elementary American Sign Language

3 credits

DST 101Introduction to Deaf Studies

3 credits

DST 110Deaf Culture

3 credits

ECE 111Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

ASL 102Elementary American Sign Language II

3 credits

ASL 181Visual/Gestural Communication

2 credits

DST 151Deaf History

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

MTH 127Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I

3 credits

PSY 101General Psychology

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

ASL 201Intermediate American Sign Language I

3 credits

BIO 111General Biology I

4 credits

DST 210The Deaf Community in Society

3 credits

ECE 112Observing, Recording, and Analyzing Early Childhood Settings

3 credits

EDU 220Foundations of Education with Teaching Pre-Practicum

3 credits

PSY 252Child Development

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

ASL 202Intermediate American Sign Language II

3 credits

ASL 284ASL/Deaf Studies Capstone Seminar

1 credit

ASL 285Community-based Learning in Deaf Studies

1 credit

DST 251Deaf Literature and ASL Folklore

3 credits

HST 113United States History to 1877

3 credits

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