The objective of the Services to the Deaf concentration is to prepare students to work with deaf and hard of hearing individuals. The academic program is structured to provide students with the specialized knowledge and sign language skills that will enable them to provide services in a broad spectrum of private, state, federal, and community agencies.
Services to the Deaf -- a unique program at ECU!
ECU is the only university in the state of Oklahoma to offer a Deaf services program and one of only three nationally. The Services to the Deaf Program was established to prepare students, both hearing and Deaf, to work with individuals within the Deaf community.
Students have numerous opportunities to gain knowledge of an exposure to Deaf culture through various activities such as the Silent Friends Club, Deaf Awareness Day, and volunteering at the Oklahoma School for the Deaf.
With a Counseling Services to the Deaf Degree, I can work within the Public & Private Sectors of the Federal, State and Local Agencies as . . .
- Referral Agency Interpreter
- Video-Relay Interpreter
- K-12 Interpreter
- Post-Secondary Interpreter
- Technology Center Interpreter
- Youth Guidance Specialist
- Para/Professional/Educational Interpreter
- Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist
- Religious/Ministerial Specialist
- Human Services Case Manager
- Human Services Job Coach
- Crisis Counselor
- Employment Counselor
- Rehabilitation Counselor
- Bereavement Counselor
Services to the Deaf - Minor Requirements
Minor in Services to the Deaf - 260E
ASLHR 2613 American Sign Language I
ASLHR 3063 American Sign Language II
ASLHR 4703 American Sign Language III
ASLHR 4733 American Sign Language IV
HURES 2153 Introduction to Deafness
HURES 3103 Psych-Soc Aspects of Deafness
HURES 3133 Introduction to Audiology
Minimum Total Hours 21
Must earn three hours of upper division work at ECU
towards minor to complete minor residency requirement.