Graduate Certificate

Education of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing (Pre K-12)

College of Education, Health, & Human Sciences

Program Overview

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, offers an online Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (PreK-12) Graduate Certificate for teachers interested in gaining an Endorsement in Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. This certificate and endorsement require proficiency in American Sign Language at the Intermediate Plus level.

Credit Hours

15

Cost Per Credit Hour*

In-State $700

Out-of-State $775

Testing Requirements

No GRE

Admission Terms

Fall, Spring

*Cost per credit hour is an estimate based on maintenance and university fees. Some programs may have additional course fees. Please contact your department for additional information on any related fees, and visit Tuition and Fees in Detail at One Stop.

GAIN SKILLS TO LEAD THE WAY IN DEAF & HARD OF HEARING EDUCATION

The Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (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 Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (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.

Featured Courses

Courses offered for the Education of the Hard of Hearing Graduate Certificate include: 

EDD 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.

EDD 416: Language Development of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing II

Language assessment and intervention approaches for deaf and hard of hearing.

EDD 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.

EDD 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. 

Ready to lead the way in education of the deaf & hard of hearing?  

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