Calendar 2001-2002<Faculty of Education
Teacher Preparation Program in the Education
of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
York University Faculty of Education teacher preparation program
in the Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students prepares teachers
to work in a variety of educational programs and across the full
range of communication/modality options. The program provides the
broadest possible base for candidates to learn about the field,
and to make decisions about future areas of specialization.
program requires full-time study for one academic year, as well
as a one month summer session.
course work deals with areas pertinent to deaf and hard of hearing
education. These areas include: introduction to working with deaf
and hard of hearing students; language and literacy development;
curriculum and instructional methods; deaf and hard of hearing studies;
bilingual/bicultural education; American Sign Language; audiology;
and speech. Candidates also participate in weekly and block placements.
are considered for admission on the basis of education-related experience,
academic achievement, communication abilities and personal characteristics
relevant to teaching in the field. Requirements include:
in the Ontario College of Teachers or eligibility for membership
in the case of out-of-province applicants (usually a Bachelor
of Education (BEd) degree or its equivalent);
with minimum B average*;
courses in American Sign Language*.
the program is successfully completed, candidates receive a York
Diploma in the Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students. Graduates
of the program who hold membership in the Ontario College of Teachers
are recommended to the College for Part I and II "Additional Qualification
in Deaf Education". Part III (Specialist) is awarded by the College
after successful completion of two years of teaching, including
one year with Deaf and hard of hearing students.
for eligible Ontario candidates, no tuition fees are charged for
the program. Applications are normally due in late January.
further information, please call the Deaf and Hard of Hearing program
office at 416-736-5971 or TTY 416-736-5972.
Candidates with lesser credentials may be considered.