UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018


School of Education


Exceptional Education


The Department of Exceptional Education offers an array of programs that prepare teachers in the fields of special education, interpreter training, and American Sign Language. Students interested in these programs should contact the Office of Student Services, Enderis 209, or visit uwm.edu/education/academics/exceptional-edu-department for more detailed information.

Special Education Teacher Certification Programs

The Department of Exceptional Education offers teacher certification programs in the following areas:

Early Childhood Special Education (approximate ages of birth through 8).

Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence (approximate ages of 6 through 12 or 13). Cross-categorical Special Education with a concentration in one of the following: Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities, Cognitive Disabilities, or Learning Disabilities.

Early Adolescence-Adolescence (approximate ages of 10 through 21). Cross-categorical Special Education with a concentration in one of the following: Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities, Cognitive Disabilities, or Learning Disabilities.

Deaf or Hard of Hearing (Early Childhood through Adolescence level); with certification in Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence Learning Disabilities for those who are enrolled in the full, two-year program.

Early Childhood, Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence, and Early Adolescence through Adolescence special education programs offer teacher certification at both the undergraduate and post-baccalaureate levels. Early Childhoold and Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence also have a "5th Year" program for students to pursue a regular education license and add on a special education license with an additional year of work. Interested students can contact the Office of Student Services at soeoss@uwm.edu.

Post-baccalaureate certification programs in special education can be combined with a master's degree in Exceptional Education.

Early Childhood Special Education (birth to age 8)

Undergraduate Program:
The Early Childhood Special Education program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee leads to the bachelor's degree through the School of Education. In addition, the program results in the Wisconsin 809 teaching license in Early Childhood Special Education, which certifies intervention with and instruction of children from birth through third grade with disabilities in Wisconsin. Coursework for the ECSE program is offered in collaboration with the Early Childhood Education program in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

During Year 1

 

 

CurrIns 140

Field Experience with Families and Communities

1

CurrIns 312

Models and Issues for Early Childhood Education

3

Semester 3

 

 

Currins 240

Field Experience with Dual Language Learners

2

CurrIns 501

Language Acquisition for Children of Diverse Backgrounds

3

Semester 4

 

 

CurrIns 302

Curriculum Design in Early Childhood

3

CurrIns 340 

Field Experience in Early Childhood Education

2

or

 

 

CurrIns 440

Field Experience in Preschool and Kindergarten

2

CurrIns 502

Emergent Literacy and Biliteracy in the Early Childhood Classroom

3

Semester 5

 

 

ExcEduc 569

Curriculum and Methods for Special Education: Preschool

3

ExcEduc 648

Early Childhood Special Education Field Experience: Preschool

3

CurrIns 330

Teaching of Mathematics: Early Childhood

3

Semester 6

 

 

ExcEduc 570

Curriculum and Methods in Special Education: Primary

3

ExcEduc 649

Early Childhood Special Education Field Experience: Primary

3

Ed Psy/ExcEduc 613

Infant and Early Childhood Assessment

3

CurrIns 504

Methods for Biliteracy and Language Arts in Primary Grades

3

Semester 7

 

 

ExcEduc 568

Curriculum and Methods in Special Education: Birth to Three

3

ExcEduc 647

Early Childhood Special Education Field Experience: 0 to 3 Yrs

3

ExcEduc 682

Language and Literacy in Early Childhood Special Education

3

Semester 8

 

 

ExcEduc 481

Student Teaching with Students Having Early Childhood Exceptional Ed Needs

12

Highly recommended:

 

CurrIns/ExcEduc 376

Developing and Understanding the edTPA

1

Other required professional courses:

 

Art Ed 130

Multicultural Art and Visual Learning in Elementary Education

3

Mus Ed 260

Making Music Connections with Children

3

Ed Psy 330

Introduction to Learning and Development

3

ExcEduc 630

Survey of Early Childhood Intervention

3

CurrIns/ExcEduc 612

Collaborations for Teachers with Families, Schools, and Communities

3

Students are required to meet the University's General Education Requirements. Early Childhood Special Education students must meet some of these requirements with specific courses.

Humanities (6 cr): 3 cr Commun 103 and 3 cr GER Literature Elective

Natural Sciences (9 cr): 3 cr CES 210; 3 cr Earth Science Elective (Astron, Atm Sci, Geog, Geo Sci); 3 cr Physical Science Elective (Chem or Phys)

DPI Human Relations requirement: Anthro 213 or English 276 (topic: Literature, History, and Sovereignty of Upper Midwest Indians) or AIS 203 or Hist 263

Competency requirements: Math 175, Math 176, English 102, English 201 or 205

Electives ensure the minimum 120 credits required for graduation.

Post-baccalaureate Program (Under revision; please see an advisor for information):

YEAR ONE

 

Summer I (6 cr)

 

CurrIns 302

Curriculum Design in Early Childhood

3

ExcEduc 630

Survey of EC Intervention: Young Children with Special Needs, Families

3

Fall I (9 cr)

 

ExcEduc 569

Curriculum and Methods for Special Education: Preschool

3

ExcEduc 648

Early Childhood Special Education Field Experience: Preschool

3

CurrIns 502

Emergent Literacy and Biliteracy in the Early Childhood Classroom

3

Spring I (9 cr)

 

CurrIns 504

Teaching Reading and Writing in Early Childhood: The Primary Years

3

ExcEduc 570

Curriculum and Methods for Special Education: Primary

3

ExcEduc 649

Early Childhood Special Education Field Experience: Primary

3

YEAR TWO

 

Summer II (6 cr)

 

ExcEduc 568

Curriculum and Methods for Special Education, Birth to Three

3

ExcEduc 647

Early Childhood Field Experience: 0 to 3 years

3

Fall II (9 cr)

 

ExcEduc 682

Language and Literacy in Early Childhood Special Education

3

CurrIns 330

Teaching of Mathematics: Early Childhood

3

Ed Psy 330

Introduction to Learning and Development

3

or

 

 

Ed Psy 640

Human Development: Theory and Research

3

Spring II (6 cr)

 

ExcEduc 652

Developmental Evaluation of Young Children with Disabilities

3

ExcEduc 651

Working with Families in Urban Communities

3

Other Teaching Experience Coursework Requirements

 

ExcEduc 481

Student Teaching with Students Having Early Childhood Exceptional Education Needs

3

or

 

 

ExcEduc 776

Fieldwork with Students Having Early Childhood Exceptional Education Needs

3

CurrIns 400

Fieldwork in Curriculum and Instruction

1-6

Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence (teaching students across disability areas including cognitive disabilities, emotional disabilities, and learning disabilities, in elementary and middle school settings)

Undergraduate Program:
Program Admission Requirements:

  • At least 30 credits of Pre-Professional Coursework completed;
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and a C or better in all required courses;
  • Successful completion of dispositions and field evaluation from CurrIns 300 or 333;
  • Successful completion of Math 175 and English 102 (or placement of 4 or higher on English placement test);
  • Successful completion of pre-professional skills test (If the CORE is taken, all subsections must be taken and 2 of the 3 subsections must be passed prior to an interview. The failed subtest must be passed by the end of your first year in the program.); and
  • Successful application and interview.

MCEA-Special Education Bachelor Degree/Certification Requirements:

  • Completion of Pre-Professional Coursework, Content Focus Area Coursework, and the Professional Course Sequence, as outlined below;
  • Passing scores on the state-required licensure tests: Praxis II, the Wisconsin Foundations of Reading Test, and the edTPA;
  • Completion of ACT 31 requirement;
  • Completion of foreign language requirement;
  • At least 30 program credits must be earned in residence at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, following admission to the program;
  • Completion of the ePortfolio;
  • Completion of a minimum 120 degree credits; and
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and a C or better in all professional courses.

Pre-Professional Coursework:
The Pre-Professional Coursework consists of 54 credits and is designed to meet UWM's general education requirements (GER) and foundations in urban education and content knowledge related to teaching in elementary and middle schools.

  • Foreign language (6 credits or equivalent);
  • Cultural Diversity/Act 31 - Anthro 213, or AIS 203, or English 276, or Hist 263 (3 credits);
  • Arts - Theatre 260 (3 credits);
  • English 102 and 201 (6 credits);
  • Humanities - CurrIns 233; and English elective (6 credits);
  • Mathematics - Math 175 and 176 (6 credits);
  • Natural Sciences - Physical Science elective and CES 210 ( 6 credits);
  • Social Sciences - History 151 or 152; Political Science 104 or 105 (6 credits); and
  • Urban Education foundation courses - Ed Pol 375, CurrIns 300 or 333, Ed Psy 330, ExcEduc 605 (12 credits).

Content Focus Area Coursework:
Content Focus Area Coursework (18 credits) is designed to extend the GERs and add depth to subject matter knowledge related to teaching in elementary and middle schools. One or two of the following focus areas are selected under the guidance of an advisor: Arts, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Science, Social Science, and World Language.

PROFESSIONAL COURSE SEQUENCE

 

Fall I

 

ExcEduc 586

Teaching Experience I

2

CurrIns 306

MCEA Clinical Experience Grades 1-3

1

CurrIns 536

Literacy I: Assessing and Teaching Early Literacy

3

ExcEduc 571

Curriculum Accommodations I: Primary/Middle

3

 

GER and content courses

 

Spring I

 

ExcEduc 586

Teaching Experience I

3

ExcEduc 681

Literacy II

3

CurrIns 331

Teaching of Mathematics, Elementary School

3

ExcEduc 662

Collaborative Strategies

3

ExcEduc 595

Technology Applications for Diverse Learners

3

YEAR TWO

 

Fall II

 

ExcEduc 587

Teaching Experience II

3

ExcEduc 532

Assessment and Monitoring

3

ExcEduc 601

Behavioral Supports

3

CurrIns 537

Literacy II: Assessing and Teaching Literacy through Early Adolescence

3

 

GER and content courses

 

Spring II

 

ExcEduc 588

Teaching Experience III

9

ExcEduc 574

Curriculum Accommodations II: Primary and Middle

3

ExcEduc 488

Linking Seminar: Professional Development

1

Special Education Dual Certificate Program (5th year)

In partnership with Department of Curriculum and Instruction, this fifth-year program is geared toward undergraduates who are interested in becoming special educators. After successfully completing the regular education MCEA program, students are admitted into the fifth-year special education option. Many students receive their bachelor's degrees upon completion of UWM's collaborative regular education program, while others complete the fifth-year special education option as part of a master's degree program. Please contact the Office of Student Services at 414-229-4721 or soeoss@uwm.edu for program information and requirements.

Post-baccalaureate Program (Under revision; please see an advisor for information):

YEAR ONE

 

Summer I (9 certification credits)

 

ExcEduc 586

Teaching Experience I

3

ExcEduc 680

Literacy I

3

ExcEduc 605

Child, Learner, Disabilities

3

Fall I (9 certification credits)

 

ExcEduc 587

Teaching Experience II

3

ExcEduc 571

Curriculum Accommodations I: Primary/Middle

3

ExcEduc 601

Behavioral Supports

3

Spring I (10 certification credits)

 

ExcEduc 587

Teaching Experience II

3

ExcEduc 681

Literacy II

3

or

 

 

CurrIns 543

Developing Biliteracy

3

CurrIns 561

Issues in Elementary and Middle School Mathematics

3

ExcEduc 487

Linking Seminar II: Primary/Middle-Behavioral Support, Planning, Assessment

1

YEAR TWO

 

Summer II (6 graduate credits)

 

ExcEduc 662

Collaborative Strategies

3

Ed Pol 530

Urban Education: Foundations or alternate with advisor approval

3

Fall II (6 certification credits/9 graduate credits)

 

ExcEduc 588

Teaching Experience III

3

or

 

 

ExcEduc 771

Fieldwork with Students Having Exceptional Needs (graduate students)

3

ExcEduc 532

Assessment and Monitoring

3

ExcEduc 715

Issues and Trends in Exceptional Education (graduate students)

3

Spring II (7 certification credits/6 graduate credits/portfolio presentation review)

 

ExcEduc 574

Curriculum Accommodations II

3

ExcEduc 488

Linking Seminar: Professional Development

1

Selected course with advisor approval:

 

 

Advanced Methods in Learning Disabilities

3

 

Assistive Technology

3

 

Transition from School to Work

3

 

Teaching English Language Learners

3

Early Adolescence-Adolescence (teaching students across disability areas in middle or high school settings)

Undergraduate Program:
Application Requirements:

  • Achieve a placement level 4 or higher on the English placement test, or complete English 102 or an equivalent with a C or better (OWC-A);
  • Score of 30 or higher on the Math placement test or Math 105, 106, 175, or equivalent with a C or better (QL-A);
  • Successful completion of a Wisconsin Approved Basic Skills Test;
  • Completion of CurrIns 300, Introduction to Teaching (or equivalent), with a C or better;
  • Completion of ExcEduc 300, The Exceptional Individual (or equivalent), with a C or better;
  • Completion of Ed Pol 375, Cultural Foundations of Education (or equivalent), with a C or better;
  • Completion of an approved advanced course (at least three credits) with significant written or oral communication component (OWC-B), with a C or better (recommendations: ExcEduc 560, English 215, English 240, English 201, English 206, or equivalent);
  • Completion of an approved advanced course (at least three credits) making use of quantitative tools (QL-B), with a C or better (recommendations: Philos 211 or equivalent);
  • Completion of a minimum of 45 credits at the time of application (must complete 58 by the time of program commencement) with a minimum of 37 successfully completed credits in GER/content area coursework;
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5;
  • Completion of a program application; and
  • Interview

EAA Completion/Certification Requirements:

  • Completion of all admission requirements, granted admission to the EAA program, and completion of EAA professional course sequence;
  • Successful completion of the Praxis II. Passage of Wisconsin Foundations of Reading Test. Passage of edTPA (beginning 2015-16 school year);
  • Completion of a minimum of 53 GER and elective credits focused on content area(s) relevant for a Special Educator in middle and high school settings;
  • Completion of EAA GER requirements;
  • Completion of Act 31 requirement;
  • Completion of foreign language requirement;
  • At least 30 program credits must be earned in residence at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, following admission to the program;
  • Completion of a minimum of 128 degree credits; and
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75.

Students may enter the professional courses only after formal admission to the School of Education. The professional program consists of four semesters, including fieldwork/student teaching. Students must have a minimum grade of C or better in all professional coursework.

PROFESSIONAL COURSE SEQUENCE

 

Fall I

 

 

CurrIns 545

Reading in the Secondary Content Areas

3

Ed Psy 330

Introduction to Learning and Development

3

ExcEduc 635

Individualized Planning and Instructional Methods

3

CurrIns 643

Balanced Literacy Education in the Elementary School

3

Field Requirement: 1.5 days per week or 135 hours

 

Spring I

 

 

CurrIns 332

Teaching of Mathematics, Middle School

3

ExcEduc 595

Technology Applications for Diverse Learners

3

ExcEduc 636

Curriculum Accommodations

3

ExcEduc 662

Collaborative Strategies

3

ExcEduc 680

Literacy

3

ExcEduc 586

Teaching Experience I

1

ExcEduc 486

Linking Seminar I: Teaching in Urban Schools

1

Field Requirement: 2 days per week or 190 hours

 

It is strongly recommended that students take the reading test required for initial certification at the end of the first year of the
professional sequence.

Fall II

 

 

ExcEduc 532

Assessment and Monitoring

3

ExcEduc 671

Behavioral Support and Intervention for Mid/High Students with Disabilities

3

ExcEduc 679

Critical Issues in Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities

3

ExcEduc 496

Linking Seminar III: Middle/High Professional Development

2

ExcEduc 587

Teaching Experience II

3

Field Requirement: Half-days (M-F)

 

Praxis II requirement: All students are required to successfully complete the Praxis II examination prior to their final
student teaching semester (spring II).

Spring II

 

 

CurrIns 543

Developing Biliteracy

3

ExcEduc 588

Teaching Experience III

9

Field Requirement: Twenty weeks full-time (M-F)

 

Post-baccalaureate program:

YEAR ONE

 

Summer I (9 certification credits)

 

ExcEduc 586

Teaching Experience I

3

ExcEduc 680

Literacy I

3

ExcEduc 605

Child, Learner, Disabilities

3

Fall I (9 certification credits)

 

ExcEduc 587

Teaching Experience II

3

ExcEduc 635

Individualized Planning and Instructional Methods

3

ExcEduc 671

Behavior Support and Intervention for Mid/High Students with Disabilities

3

Spring I (10 certification credits/portfolio/performance review)

 

ExcEduc 587

Teaching Experience II

3

ExcEduc 636

Curriculum Accommodations

3

CurrIns 332

Teaching of Mathematics: Middle School

3

ExcEduc 486

Linking Seminar I: Teaching in Urban Schools

1

YEAR TWO

 

Summer II (6  certification credits/6 graduate credits)

 

CurrIns 545

Reading in the Content Areas: Middle, Junior, and Senior High School

3

Ed Pol 530

Urban Education: Foundations

3

Fall II (6 certification credits/9 graduate credits)

 

ExcEduc 588

Teaching Experience III

3

or    
     

ExcEduc 771

Field Work with Students Having Exceptional Education Needs (graduate students)

3

ExcEduc 532

Assessment and Monitoring

3

ExcEduc 679

Critical Issues in Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities

3

Spring II (8 certification credits/6 graduate credits/portfolio/performance review)

Selected Course with Advisor Approval:

3

ExcEduc 588

Teaching Experience III

 

or    
     

ExcEduc 771

Field Work with Students Having Exceptional Needs

 

CurrIns 541, 543, or 546

for ESL Focus

 

or  
   

Focus area (e.g., Advanced Methods in Learning Disabilities, Assistive Tech)

 

ExcEduc 496

Linking Seminar III: Middle/High – Professional Development

2

ExcEduc 662

Collaborative Strategies

3

Deaf and Hard of Hearing (teaching in early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school settings)

YEAR ONE

 

Summer I (13 credits) (excluding sign language)

 

ExcEduc 586

Teaching Experience I

3

ExcEduc 680

Literacy I

3

ExcEduc 605

Child, Learner, Disabilities

3

ExcEduc 562

Hearing Science

3

ExcEduc 655

Introduction to Education of Individuals Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

1

Sign Language (depending upon skill level)
ExcEduc 301 (ASL I), ExcEduc 302 (ASL II), ExcEduc 303 (ASL III), ExcEduc 304 (ASL IV)

3

Fall I (12 credits)

 

ExcEduc 587

Teaching Experience II

3

ExcEduc 571

Curriculum Accommodations I: Primary/Middle

3

ExcEduc 601

Behavioral Supports

3

ExcEduc 559

Communication in the Classroom II: Deaf/Hard of Hearing

3

Spring I (13 certification credits/portfolio/presentation review)

 

ExcEduc 587

Teaching Experience II

3

ExcEduc 681

Literacy II

3

or    
     

CurrIns 543

Developing Biliteracy

3

CurrIns 561

Issues in Elementary and Middle School Mathematics

3

ExcEduc 487

Linking Seminar II: Primary/Middle – Behavioral Support, Planning, Assessment

1

ExcEduc 563

Speechreading/Auditory Rehabilitation

3

YEAR TWO

 

Summer II (10 credits) (excluding sign language)

 

ExcEduc 662

Collaborative Strategies

3

ExcEduc 587

Teaching Experience II

3

or    
     

ExcEduc 771

Field Work with Students Having Exceptional Education Needs (graduate students)

3

ExcEduc 488

Linking Seminar III: Primary/Middle – Professional Development

1

Ed Pol 530

Urban Education: Foundations or Alternate with advisor approval

3

Sign Language (depending upon skill level)
ExcEduc 301 (ASL I), ExcEduc 302 (ASL II), ExcEduc 303 (ASL III), ExcEduc 304 (ASL IV)

3

Fall II (10 credits)

 

ExcEduc 588

Teaching Experience III

3

or    
     

ExcEduc 772

Field Work with Students Having Hearing Impairments

3

ExcEduc 532

Assessment and Monitoring

3

ExcEduc 533

Assessment/Monitoring: Deaf and Hard of Hearing

1

ExcEduc 715

Issues and Trends in Exceptional Education

3

Spring II (4 credits/portfolio/presentation review)

ExcEduc 574

Curriculum Accommodations II: Primary/Middle

3

ExcEduc 488

Linking Seminar III: Primary/Middle ? Professional Development

1

Non-Certification Programs in Exceptional Education

NOTE: American Sign Language I-VI courses in the Department of Exceptional Education satisfy University foreign language requirements. For all programs that require American Sign Language, students with previous experience in American Sign Language can take the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) to determine appropriate placement level. If a B or better is received on the ASLPI, credit will be received for courses up through ASL 4. Any individual who would like to take the ASLPI will be responsible for the cost of the assessment. Please call (414) 229-5251 for more information.

Interpreter Training Program

The Interpreter Training Program (ITP) may be completed as an undergraduate or post-baccalaureate program. Graduates of the program are prepared to work in a variety of settings as interpreters for children, youth, and adults who are deaf and hard of hearing. Students applying for the post-baccalaureate program should contact the Department of Exceptional Education for specific requirements at (414) 229-5251. Students who seek application to the ITP program as undergraduates must meet the following admission requirements:

Admission Requirements:

  • ExcEduc 348, Introduction to the Profession of Interpreting, with a grade of C or better;
  • ExcEduc 352, American Deaf Culture, with a grade of C or better;
  • ExcEduc 301-306, American Sign Language I-VI. ASL I-II with a grade of C or better; ASL III-VI with a grade of B or better;
  • ExcEduc 320, Intro to Interpreting Skills: English to American Sign Language with a grade of B or better;
  • ExcEduc 321, Intro to Interpreting Skills: American Sign Language to English with a grade of B or better;
  • 58 credits complete;
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5; and
  • Completion of Screening Interview, which occurs after application is submitted.

ITP Bachelor Degree Requirements:

  • Completion of all admission requirements, granted admission to the ITP, and completion of ITP professional course sequence;
  • Completion of ITP GER requirements;
  • At least 30 program credits must be earned in residence at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, following admission to the program;
  • Completion of a minimum 121 degree credits; and
  • Professional coursework minimum GPA of 2.75.

Language and Licensure Requirements:

  • Ed Psy 330, Intro to Learning and Development (3 cr);
  • ExcEduc 300, The Exceptional Individual (3 cr); and
  • ExcEduc 510, Classifiers or ExcEduc 520, ASL Literature (3 cr).


Professional Course Sequence

Students must have a grade of B or better for identified skill courses, a B- in remaining courses, and a minimum 2.75 GPA in all professional coursework.

Fall I

 

 

ExcEduc 345

Interpreting Skill Development I (B)

3

ExcEduc 347

English Skills Development (B)

3

ExcEduc 349

Fieldwork: Interacting in the Deaf Community I (B-)

3

ExcEduc 358

ASL/English Linguistics I (B-)

3

Spring I

 

 

ExcEduc 350

Interpreting: Spoken English to ASL II (B)

3

ExcEduc 351

Interpreting: ASL to Spoken English II (B)

3

ExcEduc 354

Fieldwork: Interacting in the Deaf Community II (B-)

3

ExcEduc 360

Transliteration/Oral I (B)

3

ExcEduc 363

ASL/English Linguistics II (B-)

3

Summer I

 

 

ExcEduc 371

Strategies for the National Interpreter Certification Exam (B-)

1

ExcEduc 357

Issues and Trends for Educational Interpreters (B-)

3

Fall II

 

 

ExcEduc 355

Interpreting: ASL to Spoken English III (B)

3

ExcEduc 356

Transliteration II (B)

3

ExcEduc 359

Interacting in the Deaf Community III (B-)

3

ExcEduc 361

Interpreting: Spoken English to ASL III (B)

3

Spring II

 

 

ExcEduc 362

Specialized Interpreting Across Diverse Settings (B)

3

ExcEduc 364

Interacting with the Deaf Community IV (B-)

6

ExcEduc 372

Interpreter Training Program Capstone (B-)

3

58 total credits in ITP Sequence plus 9 credits in Language and License requirements.

Certificate of Completion Requirements:

  • Completion of Wisconsin Department of Instruction Educational Interpreter License course requirements with a C or better: Ed Psy 330, Intro to Learning and Development, ExcEduc 300, The Exceptional Individual, and ExcEduc 510, Classifiers;
  • Pass written exam for the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf National Interpreter Certification (RID, NIC) and/or the Educational Interpreter Proficiency Assessment (EIPA);
  • Pass the performance exam for Wisconsin Interpreter and Transliteration Assessment (WITA) with a 1/2 or 2/1 and higher and/or the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf National Interpreter Certification (RID, NIC) and/or the Educational Interpreter Proficiency Assessment (EIPA) with a 3.5 or higher; and
  • Minimum grade of B-/B or better in all professional coursework.

American Sign Language (ASL) Studies

The American Sign Language Studies program incorporates all of the cultural and linguistic components of American Sign Language. Several objectives will be covered during the program, such as Deaf culture, Deaf folklore, and Deaf literature, and the relationship between the signing community and the non-signing community. This program also covers linguistic components with several course offerings in ASL as well as specialized skill areas of ASL, such as a focus on grammatical structure and an overview of linguistic components of ASL.

ASL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • Score a 4 or higher on the English Proficiency Exam, or English 102 with a C or better;
  • Score a 30 or higher on the Math Placement Test, or Math 105, 106, 175, or equivalent with a C or better;
  • Communication Proficiency, Commun 101 or Commun 103, with a C or better;
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5;
  • Students must have a minimum grade of C or better in all professional coursework;
  • Completion of ASL GER requirements;
  • At least 30 program credits must be earned in residence at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, following admission to the program; and
  • Completion of a minimum 128 degree credits.

ASL COURSE REQUIREMENTS

ExcEduc 301

American Sign Language I

3

ExcEduc 302

American Sign Language II

3

ExcEduc 303

American Sign Language III

3

ExcEduc 304

American Sign Language IV

3

ExcEduc 305

American Sign Language V

3

ExcEduc 306

American Sign Language VI

3

ExcEduc 330

Deaf History

3

ExcEduc 346

Skill Development: Semantics

3

ExcEduc 352

American Deaf Culture

3

ExcEduc 358

ASL/English Linguistics I

3

ExcEduc 363

ASL/English Linguistics II

3

ExcEduc 500

Fingerspelling and Numbers

3

ExcEduc 510

Classifiers

3

ExcEduc 520

ASL Literature

3

Education Electives: Choose one of the following:

ExcEduc 348

Introduction to the Profession of Interpreting

3

ExcEduc 655

Introduction to Education of Individuals Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

1

CurrIns 300

Introduction to Teaching: Colloquium and Fieldwork

3

Other Major/focus elective approved by advisor

 

American Sign Language (ASL) Studies Minor Area

The American Sign Language (ASL) Studies minor area addresses the needs of students who are already pursuing a major in another area of study, but want to supplement their studies with knowledge and skill in ASL. This will allow students to be able to communicate with Deaf persons they may meet in their professions. Students must have a minimum grade of C or better in all ASL minor coursework.

ASL Minor Area Course Requirements

ExcEduc 301

American Sign Language I

3

ExcEduc 302

American Sign Language II

3

ExcEduc 303

American Sign Language III

3

ExcEduc 304

American Sign Language IV

3

ExcEduc 305

American Sign Language V

3

ExcEduc 306

American Sign Language VI

3

ExcEduc 330

Deaf History

3

ExcEduc 346

Skill Development: Semantics

3

ExcEduc 352

American Deaf Culture

3

ExcEduc 510

Classifiers

3

Inclusion and Accessibility Studies. This program is designed for those interested in working with students and adults with disabilities in a variety of settings. The focus is on understanding disability and disability policy broadly, along with 9 credits in 3 of the following areas: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Deaf History and Culture, Transition to Post-Secondary Environments, and an International Focus in Disability. This major is for individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in non-profit, for-profit, governmental agencies, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that provide services to children and adults with disabilities (Transition Specialist, Job Coach, Line Therapist, Residential Service Provider, international aid agency, etc.).

Requirements for Major:
120 credits: GER credits (27), 45 credits in the major (18 core course credits; 9 credits, 3 in each of 3 strands, 27). Additional credits are electives, which can be a combination of minor areas of study, certificate options, and/or other areas of student interest.

Core Credits – 18 credits
(3 credits each)*

ExcEduc 547

Comparative Special Education

ExcEduc 548

Introduction to Disability Studies

ExcEduc 595

Technology Applications for Diverse Learners

ExcEduc 608

Multicultural Special Education

ExcEduc 651

Working with Families

ExcEduc 662

Collaborative Strategies

9 cr from the following:
Transition**

ExcEduc 679

Introduction to Transition Planning (required prerequisite for this strand)

ExcEduc 503

 

ExcEduc 505

 

ExcEduc 507

 

9 cr from the following:
Autism Spectrum Disorders*

ExcEduc 560

Foundations of Autism Spectrum Disorders

ExcEduc 561

Methods of Working with Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

ExcEduc 585

Supervised Practicum in Child and Youth Care

9 cr from the following:
American Sign Language**

ExcEduc 301

American Sign Language I

ExcEduc 330

Deaf History

ExcEduc 352

American Deaf Culture

9 cr of the following:
Global Studies**

ExcEduc 279

Study Abroad

Total 45 credits

 

 

*Required courses; **Recommended courses – students should meet with their advisor to plan their specific course of study.

 


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