Traditional Track Master's Program
30 Credit Hours
This option is for students who don't have a degree specifically in Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, but have a Bachelor’s Degree in a field associated with Education, Deafness, Special Education, Interpreting, or another related Human Service field. The Master of Arts – Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing program is not an initial certification program.
Master’s students can choose from a variety of elective courses including two state-approved teaching endorsements:
- Graduate Application
- A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution. Applicants must submit an official transcript from every institution they have attended
- GPA of 3.0 for the final 60 hours of coursework.
- A Personal Statement of 500 words to be submitted with the application.
- A current resume.
- Evidence of Access to a working environment with children who are deaf/hard of hearing
- A letter of recommendation from a Supervisor.
- American Sign Language proficiency as demonstrated by a minimum score of 2+ on the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) or minimum rating level of Intermediate on the Sign Language Proficiency Interview: ASL (SLPI)*
* Students must receive a minimum score of 2+ on the ASLPI or minimum rating level of Intermediate on the SLPI in order to be admitted to the program. Students who do not demonstrate acceptable proficiency are expected to enroll in additional coursework separate from the program curriculum to reach acceptable proficiency at an additional cost to the student. Documentation of proficiency on the ASLPI or SLPI must be submitted with your application. Proficiency interviews can be scheduled through the following programs:
Fall Applications are due by June 1st.