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Curriculum

Students must successfully complete 36 semester hours of graduate credit to earn a Master of Arts in Early Intervention in Deaf Education. All courses are three credit hours unless stated otherwise.

Prerequisite Courses
Prerequisites may be taken during the program.

  • CDS 105 Speech and Language Development
  • CDS 201 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism
  • CDS 211 Nature of Language 
  • CDS 220 Phonetics
  • CDS 410 Audiology 

Typical schedule for EIDE students

Summer One:

  • CDS 523 Intervention with Children who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing 
  • CDS 555 Pediatric Audiology & Habilitation (3-4 credit hours) or CDS 556 Auditory Technology and Cochlear Implants 

Fall:

  • CDS 500 Introduction to Research Methods 
  • CDS 531 Communication Development for Children who  are Deaf/Hard of Hearing (3-4 credit hours)
  • CDS 552 Counseling Issues in Communication Disorders 
  • EDU 525 Assessment and Approaches in ECSE 

Spring:

  • CDS 506 Beginning Sign Language*
  • CDS 550 Teaching Reading in Deaf Education*
  • CDS 571 Comprehensive Graduate Seminar in Early Intervention in Deaf Education (1 credit hour) 
  • CDS 584 Practicum in Speech*
  • HES 551 Administering Programs for Children and Families (2 credit hours)
  • HES 555 Family Centered Intervention 

Summer Two:

  • CDS 566 Language and Literacy in Children at Risk
  • CDS 583 Curriculum in Early Childhood Deaf Education (2 credit hours)

*Required for students who have not taken an equivalent course

Specific courses required for the graduate program are listed in the Fontbonne University Catalog or online at www.fontbonne.edu/catalog.

Practicum 

Practicum experiences are designed to develop knowledge and skills in a variety of settings, including home visits, toddler groups, early childhood classrooms and inclusive early childhood programs. Students will complete three to six hours of practicum.

  • CDS 537-539 Advanced Clinical Practicum (1-3 credit hours)  

Suggested Electives

  • CDS 522  Seminar in Orofacial Anomalies
  • CDS 524 Seminar in Child Language
  • CDS 532 Seminar in Early Child Language  
  • CDS 534 Seminar in Sound System Disorders
  • CDS 535 Assessment Issues in Communication Disorders
  • CDS 556 Auditory Technology & Cochlear Implants
  • CDS 580 Practical Application of Augmentative Communication Systems and Assistive Technology
  • EDU 505 Introduction to Methods of Teaching Students with Cross-Categorical Disabilities
  • CTE 507 Studies in Autism Disorders
  • HES 533 Advocacy and Public Policy 
  • HES 552 Curriculum Development and Assessment for Children and Families
  • HES 556 Child and Family Theory