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Composite Degree in Elementary Education and Deaf Education  BA, BS

This program allows students to complete all requirements for a Bachelors degree.  Upon completion of the requirements for the composite Bachelor degree, students complete one additional year of graduate coursework and student teaching to earn a Masters of Education degree in Deaf Education.  Program Requirements   and Application Information

Students completing the Bachelor and Master degree programs are then eligible for Utah teacher licensure in Elementary Education 1-6 and in Deaf Education K-12 as well as national certification by the Council on Education of the Deaf.  Students gain valuable practicum and coursework experience, elementary education pedagogy, curriculum, and methods of teaching school subjects in Elementary Education, grades 1-6. 



Advisor Contact
Name: Michelle Wilson
Phone: 435-797-9271

Masters of Education degree in Deaf Education Bilingual-Bicultural


Application Deadline: July 1st for Fall Admission


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Students applying for a Master's of Education degree (MEd) in Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing must demonstrate competency in American Sign Language.

It is recommended that students applying to the teacher preparation program already hold or be eligible for a teaching license in elementary education, special education, or a secondary education subject area. This will allow students to have dual certification upon completion of the Deaf Education graduate program. Students may, however, be admitted to the graduate program without a teaching license and will, upon completion of the MEd, be eligible for CED certification and State of Utah licensure in Deaf Education only. Students are expected to be proficient in ASL. An entrance exam may be required to assess student abilities.  

Admission Information

  • GPA: 3.0 or better for last 60 credits
  • Entrance Exam: Either MAT or GRE Scores 40th percentile or above 
  • Completed Application: USU Graduate School including Video Demonstration of ASL Proficiency.  May include topics of: attitude, work ethic, clinical and scholarly achievements and/or professional leadership