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Special Education & Rehabilitation: Deaf Studies Emphasis

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The bachelor's degree in Special Education & Rehabilitation with a concentration in Deaf Studies will help prepare students for entry into the various fields related to Deafness, including interpreting, teaching, counseling, and job development.

Major Details

College: College of Education
Admissions Requirements:

This major has additional admission criteria. Please see http://www.coe.arizona.edu/future_students/undergrad_admissions for more information.

Website: http://www.coe.arizona.edu/mycoe
Math Required:

General

    This strand involves the general understanding and appreciation of how mathematics is used to solve problems in everyday life. The G-strand does not prepare a student for any further work grounded in mathematics and assumes the student will not proceed beyond the basic Foundations level noted above. Thus only those students whose major requires the most general knowledge of mathematics should take this strand.
General
Second Language Required:

2 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of second-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion with a C or better of a second semester course at the post-secondary level.
  • An AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate) or CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) language score determined by the individual language department.
  • In the College of Engineering by a method determined within the College; however, all students in the college must also take a language placement examination on entrance to the University.
2 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: Yes
Available at:
  • Main Campus

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2016 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
SERP 370a American Sign Language I 4
ENGL 101 English Composition 3
TTE 197a Freshman Success 1
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
2nd Semester
SERP 370b American Sign Language II 4
ENGL 102 English Composition 3
Foundation Mathematics 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
3rd Semester
SERP 431a American Sign Language III 4
Tier I General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
4th Semester
SERP 431b American Sign Language IV 4
Major Core Course 3
Elective 3
4th Semester Summer
SERP 444A 6
5th Semester
SERP 433 A, B, C, or D 3
Major Emphasis Course 3
Major Emphasis Course 3
Major Emphasis Course 3
Major Core Course 3
6th Semester
SERP 433 A, B, C, or D 3
Major Emphasis Course 3
Major Emphasis Course 3
Child or Adolescent Development 3
Elective 3
7th Semester
SERP 433 A, B, C, or D 3
Major Emphasis Course 3
Major Emphasis Course 3
Major Core Course 3
Elective 3
8th Semester
SERP 433 A, B, C, or D 3
Major Core Course 3
Elective 3
Elective 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit aztransfer.com

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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Career Planning

The Special Education and Rehabilitation major in the Deaf Studies concentration provides students with extensive coursework in American Sign Language (ASL), disability studies, child development, deaf literature and film, educational and cultural considerations, and client services. Graduates may seek work as interpreters, teachers, counseling assistants, job placement specialists, case managers, and rehabilitation center staff. The Deaf Studies concentration is excellent preparation for graduate programs in special education, social work, public health, or speech-language pathology. Some of the job titles listed below require an advanced degree or certificate.

Potential Career Areas

  • Interpreting
  • Teaching
  • Counseling
  • Job development
  • Health care administration
  • Health advocacy
  • Program coordination
  • Medical device testing or sales

Sample Employers

  • School districts
  • Colleges and universities
  • Learning centers
  • Hospitals
  • Hearing and speech centers
  • Veterans centers
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Research institutes
  • Government agencies
  • Courts
  • Medical device companies

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Range

Job Title Salary Range
Sign Language Interpreter $22,170 - $38,850
Speech and Language Tutor $20,500 - $30,300
Human Services Worker $17,900 - $27,280
Audiometric Technician $31,560 - $39,450
Special Education Director $58,300 - $87,000
Health Care Program Manager $37,460 - $47,910
Nursing Home Administrator $48,300 - $80,240
Patient Advocate $27,612 - $51,895
Vocational Technician $29,360 - $51,050
Health Services Administrator $41,450 - $72,875