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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, a certification in Deaf education, and a 13-month Master’s program in Bloomsburg, PA. For more information, contact Dr. Deborah S. Stryker at

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

A Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees in Deaf education are offered at Eastern Kentucky University. The courses are a hybrid format with a combination of online and face to face components. Funding opportunities for candidates are through the Kentucky Traineeship program and WHAS Crusade for Children grant. For more information, contact Dr. Michelle Gremp at

Hunter College, CUNY

Hunter College in New York City offers two programs. Program One offers a Master’s degree and dual certification in early childhood and deaf education. Program Two offers a deaf education certification for New York State certified teachers. Contact Dr. Elaine Gale for more information at

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. The university offers scholarships for candidates. Contact Dr. Pamela Luft and Dr. Karen 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 in order to obtain the deaf/hard of hearing endorsement. This is not a degree program and currently 50% of tuition is reimbursed. This reimbursement is subject to change. For more information, contact Elizabeth Flores at

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. Gerry Bateman at

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

Saint Joseph’s University

Saint Joseph’s university is located in Philadelphia, PA and offers a Master of Science degree in Deaf education. This program also offers a 30 credit hour program resulting in a certification in Deaf education. The 14 weeks of student teaching is part of the course study. For more information, contact Dr. Sam Slike at

Shawnee State

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. Additional institution partners include Bowling Green State University, The Ohio State University and the University of Rio Grande. The program includes six semester hours of American Sign Language coursework, a final practicum with children who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing and 18 hours of Deaf/Hard of Hearing content specific coursework. 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