DUAL Early Childhood (PK-4) / Education of the D/HH (PK-12)

Dual Early Childhood (PK-4) / D/HH (PK-12) (B.S.Ed.)

Fall 2014 began the undergraduate Dual Early Childhood Education (PK-4) and Deaf/hard of hearing (PK-12) teacher certification program. This 4-year B.S. Dual Certification program prepares individuals to teach all ages of deaf children and youth in listening and speech, total communication, and bilingual environments as well as hearing children in grades PK-4.

Prescribed coursework is required for this dual certification. A total of 73 semester hours is taken in required courses, which you're not allowed to take on a pass/fail basis. No free electives are available for this program. In addition to the 123-credit requirement for this degree, education majors are subject to background checks and passage of PAPA, PECT and any required PRAXIS.

Incoming freshman are required to enroll in the Department of Exceptionality Programs’ Orientation to Special Education course (one credit).

General Education Requirements

BIOLOGY.100 Cells, Genes and Molecules or BIOLOGY.101 Human Biology
COMMSTUD.103 Public Speaking or COMMSTUD.104 Interpersonal Communication
DEAFHH.099 Co-Curricular Experience
EDFOUND.291 Principles of Teaching
EDFOUND.414 Home/School/Community Relations
ENGLISH.101 Foundations of College Writing
ENGLISH.151 Intro to Literature or ENGLISH.152 Literature & Society
HISTORY.121 Colonial to 1877 or HISTORY.122 1877 to Present
MATH.201 Math Concepts I
MATH.202 Math Concepts II
PHYSICS.103 Physical Science
PSYCH.101 General Psychology
SPECED.101 Introduction to Individuals with Exceptionalities
SPECED.202 Tech Indiv w/Dis
SPECED.275 Linking Assessment/Instruction

Requirements for the Major - A total of 73 semester hours is required for dual certification in ECE (PK-4) Education / Education of the Deaf (PK-12). This includes credit hours earned through the student teaching experience. None may be taken on a pass/fail basis.


Deaf Hard of Hearing

Dual ECE (PK-4)/Deaf/HH (PK-12) Admissions

The Dual ECE/Deaf/HH Program Sheet:

Teacher Certification Program

Deaf Education Certification

BU’s very first group of students matriculating through the DUAL Deaf/ECE undergraduate teacher certification program!


Education Courses

AUDSLP.200 Intro to Audiology
AUDSLP.400 Aural Rehabilitation
AUDSLP.432 ELL Comm/Ed Strat or PROFSTUD.494 ESL Strategies/Meth
DEAFHH.201 Hist, Ed & Guidance of Deaf/HOH
DEAFHH.462 Signing Instruction in Ed
DEAFHH.464 Speech for the Deaf
DEAFHH.466 Language Arts & Deaf
DEAFHH.469 Instruct Practice Deaf Ed
EDFOUND.291 Principles of Teaching
EDFOUND.406 Multicultural Education
ELEMED.121 Introduction to Early Childhood Education
ELEMED.331 Teaching Science and Environmental Education: PK-4
ELEMED.334 Teaching Reading in Early Childhood: Grades 1-4
ELEMED.336 Teaching Social Studies: PK-4
ELEMED.340 Teaching Mathematics in Early Childhood: Grades 1-4
ELEMED.343 Assessment in Early Childhood Education
ELEMED.347 Fine Arts for the Developing Child
ELEMED.410 M&M Early Child Ed 1
SPECED.100 Orientation Spec. Ed.
SPECED.358 Methods of Instruction for Individuals with Disabilities

Student Teaching

DEAFHH.491 Student Teaching I
DEAFHH.492 Student Teaching II and
DEAFHH.493 Student Teaching Seminar

Out-of-state licensure and certification:

Bloomsburg University is approved to offer Education programs that lead to certification in Pennsylvania. While we regularly monitor licensure and certification laws in each state, state requirements are subject to change without notice. If you are interested in certification outside of Pennsylvania, we encourage you to contact the appropriate state licensing agency to seek guidance and verify requirements before beginning a program and during your program of study. Please visit bloomu.edu/state-authorization and www2.ed.gov for more information. If you are planning to teach in New Jersey, please note that you may be required to complete the edTPA, a performance based assessment. It's strongly recommended you contact the school district(s) of interest and the New Jersey Department of Education for more information specific to New Jersey.