M.A. in Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Throughout the country there is a critical need for teachers of deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) students. The UA College of Education Department of Disability & Psychoeducational Studies offers an online graduate program to prepare teachers of children who are DHH. Professionals in this field include teachers (preschool and K-12), early intervention specialists, parent advisors, educational diagnosticians, and other support services. It is expected that the demand for teachers of children who are DHH will continue to increase, with the greatest demand in general education settings.
The teacher preparation program in DHH prepares highly qualified teachers who can work with children with varying degrees of hearing loss across multiple educational placements. A comprehensive program, pre-service teachers within the program will learn to address the needs of DHH students who use all modes of communication. The program prepares teachers to support the needs of each DHH student they encounter and support the communication choices made by their families.
The goal of the program is to prepare teachers for the future of the field. These developments are changing the roles of teachers of DHH students:
Individuals in the program will earn a master’s degree in special education and will obtain certification in education of DHH students. Arizona shares certification reciprocity with most other states. Current program participants include students from Arizona, Alaska, California, Delaware, Florida, and Texas.
Applications are accepted throughout the year for spring, summer, or fall admission. Admission into the UA Graduate College as well as the Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies is required. The minimum requirements for admission include:
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