Master's in Education of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing (M.S.)
For those interested in teaching children and youth who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing, our 13-month M.S. program certifies you to become a teacher, PK-12. (To be eligible students must first complete the Undergraduate Area of Concentration in Education of the Deaf/HH or its equivalent.) Upon program completion you will be eligible for:
- CED national certification
- PDE state certification
While an undergraduate major in education is helpful because your goal is to become a teacher, it is not required. If you want to apply to our DEAFHH graduate program and your undergraduate degree is outside of the field of education (no teacher certification), then an additional prerequisite of five education methods courses is required.
There is no specific list of ‘education’ courses, although one should choose foundational ‘How to Teach’ type courses. Additionally, a minimum of ASL 2 is required as well as History, Education and Guidance of the Deaf, Introduction to Instructional Methods for the Deaf and Introduction to Audiology.
Entry with cohort each summer for full-time study
Program requires 36 credits of graduate work. However, students who have taken DEAFHH 462 or DEAFHH 469 as undergraduates, 33 credits will meet the requirements.
- DEAFHH 560 Practicum with Deaf Children
- DEAFHH 564 Speech for the Deaf
- DEAFHH 566 Language Arts and Deafness
- DEAFHH 567 Language for the Deaf II
- SPECED 565 Research Methods I or PROFSTUD 591, or EDL 590
- DEAFHH 562 Signing and Instruction in Educational Settings
- DEAFHH 569 Instructional Practices in Deaf Education
- DEAFHH 575 Counseling Special Needs Populations
- DEAFHH 584 Research in Deaf Education