Deaf & Hard of Hearing Graduate Degree & Program Information
This program specialization prepares teacher candidates to work with children/students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Candidates may choose from two tracks. Track 1: Candidates prepare to serve children, ages birth through five, in home-based and preschool settings. Track 2: Candidates prepare to work in specialized classrooms or inclusive/itinerant settings with students from kindergarten through twelfth grade. The Deaf and Hard of Hearing specialization provides a range of comprehensive coursework that includes spoken language through audition, visual communication approaches and American Sign Language, towards language and literacy development, the development of cognition, social skills, and pre-academic and academic success.