All teacher candidates must pass the Texas Assessment of Sign Communication before student teaching. Clearance for the TASC requires passing a practice interview with a specified cut score set by the program.
TExES 181 Certification Exam
All teacher candidates must pass the TExES 181 test (Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing test) unless a formal waiver is granted. Clearance is granted only upon scoring 80% or better on a comprehensive test administered during the capstone course (DFHH 3399 ) and during DFHH 3379 .
Special Education edTPA Exam
All DFHH educator candidates must pass the Special Education edTPA.
Undergraduate Degree Programs
Undergraduate degrees require at least 25% semester credit hours completed in-residence.
Undergraduate degrees with 120 hours total degree program hours require a minimum of 30 advanced (upper level) in-residence semester credit hours. The in-residence hour requirement will be fulfilled as part of the individual discipline major, which includes as least 12 advanced in-residence semester credit hours. Minor requirements also may contribute to the total in-residence hours as at least six advanced in-residence semester credit hours are required. The balance of in-resident hours will be fulfilled through additional advanced semester credit hours and may include further major and minor coursework.
Undergraduate degrees with more than 120 total degree program hour requirements will ensure semester credit hours for the specific discipline include at least 25% of total semester credit hours in-residence.
View HOP policy 02-214.