Originally Posted by jackiesolorzano
I am not threatened by your degrees. I know that you mention your BS is not an educational area. The only reason I mention is because then you asked me mine. I already stated before what my are. My complete college education was in education because I did not go back to college until after I had my children. I am glad you are getting your PH.D.
Again I have a BS in child development, an MS in education, a level II special education credential in deaf/ hard of hearing, and a level I special education credential in mild/moderate. I am a fully credential teacher and have taught for about 8 years so I am a somewhat newer teacher.
Is your MS in deaf education or special education? I have a BA in special ed and it only mentioned deaf ed in one class for only ONE lecture in the 2 years while in the program and I have a MA degree in Deaf Ed and my graduate work is all 60+ credits in the education of the deaf/hoh only. I learned a lot from my grad work due to classes like language acquisition, English and ASL linguistics, audiology, and all the difference educational approaches of deaf children, the influence of ASL on language acquisition and literacy skills...before all those classes, I thought I knew a lot about deaf ed but I didnt.
Not to discredit u but deaf education is completely different from special ed. Just not sure if u are aware of that? Many people are not ..I wasnt aware of all these issues before taking those classes. They opened up my eyes about the issues to why deaf/hoh children have low levels of reading and writing. Growing up, I blamed the deaf schools for doing a lousy job with the kids but when I learned all these factors impacting their literacy levels, I realized that I was wrong.