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College and University Programs

Deaf Education Professionals

Ball State University

Ball State University’s Special Education program offers an opportunity for candidates to receive a Bachelor and Master of Arts in Special Education with a focus in Deaf education. This program offers a combination of on-campus classes at the university and on-site residential practicum at Indiana School for the Deaf. There are limited scholarships offered for candidates enrolled in the program. Please contact Dr. Azar Hadadian at for more information

Bloomsburg University

This program offers a bachelor’s degree with dual certification in both Deaf education and early childhood education in Bloomsburg, PA. For more information, contact Dr. Deborah S. Stryker

Canisius College

This program offers a Master of Science degree and is located in Buffalo, NY. The program is currently on hold. For more information, contact Dr. Marjorie Harrington at

Columbia University, Teachers College

Teachers College at Columbia University in New York City offers a Master of Arts, M.Ed., and a Ph.D in Deaf education. Candidates have the option of attending part time or full time and all of the courses are on-campus. The doctoral students can apply for funds through the National Leadership Consortium in Sensory Disabilities scholarship. For more information, contact Angel (Ye) Wang, Ph.D at

Eastern Kentucky University

Eastern Kentucky University offers Degrees in Deaf Education in the following programs: Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts in Education, and Master of Arts in Teaching. Undergraduate coursework is offered in an on-campus format while graduate level courses are offered online. Funding opportunities for candidates in the graduate programs are available through the Kentucky Traineeship program and a WHAS Crusade for Children grant. For more information, contact Dr. Michelle A. Gremp.

Hunter College, CUNY

Hunter College of The City University of New York's O&M Advanced Certificate program (20 credits) is hybrid distance learning. Dorm housing is available for students who require housing during the summer 2-week O&M labs. The Summer lab courses are taught in person in New York City. The Fall and Spring courses are taught online. Students can complete their internship in agencies local to them. 

Hunter College also offers Combined Master's Degree in VRT/O&M, VRT Master's Degree, TVI/O&M Master's Degree and Advanced Certificates.

For more information contact Professor Brady

Kent State University

Kent State University in Kent, Ohio offers a hybrid model with face to face and online components for students enrolled in the Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD in Special Education with an emphasis in Deaf education. Short-term study abroad opportunities are also offered for students who wish to experience Deaf education in other countries.  Limited scholarships are available for candidates to apply for on a semester-by-semester basis. Contact Dr. Karen L. Kritzer for more information.

Marshall University

Marshall University offers a Master’s degree in Deaf Education that can be completed part time or full time through a hybrid model with online and face to face components in South Charleston, WV. Candidates must hold a valid West Virginia teaching license to enroll in the program. For more information, contact Julie Turley at

Michigan Department of Education Deaf/Hard of Hearing

A consortium of 11 universities offer on-line courses for individuals who hold a Michigan teaching certification to obtain the deaf/hard of hearing endorsement. Currently offers full reimbursement with certain restrictions. This reimbursement is subject to change. For more information, contact Elizabeth Flores

National Technical Institute for the Deaf

National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester, New York offers a Master of Science in Secondary Education for students who are Deaf/hard of hearing. Upon graduating from the program, candidates will receive dual certification in the academic subject area they will teach and Deaf education. For more information, contact Dr. Patrick Graham.

Ohio State University

The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio offers a M.Ed. for Deaf education and a PhD in Language, Education and Society program with a focus in Deaf Education/deaf and sensory studies. This program offers part/full time options at the graduate level and a full time doctoral program. The doctoral program is an on-campus program at the main campus. The university has scholarships/fellowships available through the application process. For more information, contact Peter V. Paul, PhD at

St. Joseph’s University

Saint Joseph’s University is based in Philadelphia, PA and offers a 36-credit Master of Science degree in Special Education with a concentration in the education of PreK-12 Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students. This long-established program is completely online and requires a 14-week student teaching internship at a school site near the student's residence. There is also an option for students wishing to pursue certification; completion of this track allows the candidate to become eligible for a 'PK-12 Hearing Impaired' teaching certificate in the state of PA which carries a reciprocal agreement with many states. For more information, contact Dr. Julie Tibbitt.

Shawnee State University - Hearing Impaired Teacher Licensure

This 24-credit hour program offers graduate level coursework leading to licensure as a Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing. The program is designed to be completed in one year and applicants must hold a valid Ohio teaching license. The coursework is primarily online with extensive face-to-face field experiences and is delivered through a consortium of Ohio Institutions of Higher Education, with Shawnee State University as the Lead Institution. Funding for tuition and books is contingent on a state-funded grant and a three-year service agreement. Please contact Dr. Doug Sturgeon for more information.