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Suryo Sahetapy

Visiting Lecturer

MS in Secondary Education Program
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Suryo Sahetapy

Visiting Lecturer

MS in Secondary Education Program
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Currently Teaching

MSSE-700
3 Credits
A historical analysis of change and continuity in educational history from colonial through contemporary America. Special emphasis will be given to the development of the field of Deaf education in the United States. Lectures, seminar discussions, and readings offer comprehensive coverage of the salient intellectual themes.
MSSE-702
3 Credits
This course focuses upon knowledge and understanding of existing diversities within the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing communities, and ways in which teaching can most effectively meet the needs and interests of these students for effective learning. Readings and discussions will explore the educational needs of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students with variations of experience related to culture, race/ethnicity, language, educational and socio-economic backgrounds and settings, communication skills, and learning styles. These concepts will be applied to effective teaching and curriculum development.
MSSE-704
3 Credits
This course focuses on providing students with basic information regarding the needs of deaf and hard of hearing learners with special educational needs, including (1) developmental disability, (2) emotional or behavioral disorder (3) learning disability, attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or (4) visual impairment. Topics include incidence, identification, assessment, teaching strategies, and working with parents. The goal is to enable students to see students in a holistic fashion, and thus will include the perspectives of parents, teachers and deaf and hard of hearing learners with special educational needs. Learning strategies may include site visits, presentations, films, and interactive workshop style classes offered by experienced teachers, psychologists, counselors, disability advocates, and parents of learners with special educational needs. The course will regularly incorporate guest lecturers who have specialized expertise in teaching or research in one or more of the topic areas covered in the course.
MSSE-725
3 Credits
This course concentrates on the linguistic structures of American Sign Language (ASL) and English. This course introduces students to the structural description of ASL and English languages at various levels (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and discourse/pragmatics). Issues related to language change and variation, language use in contact situations (for example, code-mode switching), and language use in education will be discussed.
MSSE-726
3 Credits
This course introduces students to current theories of language acquisition and learning in educational settings. The stages of acquisition and learning, and variables that influence these processes will be included. Bilingual and second language acquisition and learning will also be addressed. Implications for instruction with Deaf students will be discussed.
NCAR-101
3 Credits
This course is designed to assist academically suspended students in the development of their academic and personal skills in order to be successful in college. Students will undertake small group and individualized learning paths to practice academic and college readiness skills, including improving motivation, managing time, setting goals, and caring for oneself. We will address continued development of reading comprehension and written communication skills will also be addressed. Successful application of study and test-taking techniques, understanding how to set priorities, coping with college stress and anxiety, and developing a mindset for academic success constitute overarching themes of this course.