College of Education, Health & Human Sciences
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, offers an online Deaf Education (PreK-12) Graduate Certificate for teachers interested in gaining an Endorsement in Deaf Education. This certificate and endorsement require proficiency in American Sign Language at the Intermediate Plus level.
Cost Per Credit Hour*
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Gain Skills to Lead the Way in Deaf Education
The Deaf Education (PreK-12) graduate certificate can be tailored to serve a variety of career goals. For PreK-12 teachers licensed in areas outside of exceptional education, this graduate certificate can be used towards earning an additional endorsement in Deaf Education (PreK-12). For K-12 teachers licensed in an area of exceptional education at the undergraduate level, non-licensed professionals who work in informal education settings, and others who engage in K-12 leadership positions, this graduate certificate provides advanced coursework specifically designed to enhance capacities for designing equity-focused instruction to students with a range of exceptionalities.
Courses offered for the Deaf Education Graduate Certificate include: (Note: All courses, with the exception of EDDE 419, are taught in American Sign Language.)
EDDE 415: Language Development of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing I
Language development of the deaf and hard of hearing contrasted with scope and sequence of normal language development. Formal linguistic systems used to describe language development.
EDDE 416: Language Development of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing II
Language assessment and intervention approaches for deaf and hard of hearing.
EDDE 419: Speech Development & Aural Habilitation/Rehabilitation of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Introduction to speech development, perception and production of speech, fundamental aspects of auditory anatomy and physiology, amplification, and aural habilitation/rehabilitation.
EDDE 528: Curriculum Development Applied to Programs of Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Current curriculum trends adapted for deaf and hard of hearing individuals. New curriculum options and current educational theories. Development and field-testing of instructional techniques.
EDDE 529: Teaching Reading, Writing & Reasoning to Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Theoretical principles and instructional approaches that contribute to effective learning of reading, writing and reasoning among students with hearing loss.