Online Graduate Certificate
Rehabilitation Counseling for the Deaf
College of Education, Health, & Human Sciences
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, offers an online Rehabilitation Counseling for the Deaf Graduate Certificate for students interested in working with those who are deaf or hard of hearing and who possess at least an intermediate level of proficiency in American Sign Language.
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Fall, Spring, Summer
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Make a Difference in the Field of Rehabilitation Counseling for the Deaf
The Rehabilitation Counseling for the Deaf Graduate Certiﬁcate is a distance education program available to students whose career interests relate to working with individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. This 12-credit-hour certiﬁcate is limited to those students who demonstrate at least an intermediate level of skill with the Sign Language Proﬁciency Inventory (SLPI) prior to admission to the certiﬁcate. Courses speciﬁc to the Rehabilitation Counseling for the Deaf Graduate Certiﬁcate are taught via distance education and integrate American Sign Language (ASL) as the primary means of delivery of lecture material.
The required courses for the Rehabilitation Counseling for the Deaf Graduate Certificate are as follows:
ASL 521: History & Culture of the Deaf
Comprehensive overview of historical and socio-cultural aspects of the Deaf. Students will explore beliefs, theories, and evidence about the historical experience of Deaf people.
RCDE 521: Rehabilitation Services in the Deaf Community
Provides an overview of the specialized field of deafness within the rehabilitation counseling profession.
RCDE 522: Communication with Persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Provides an overview of communication strategies for working in rehabilitation counseling settings with clients who are deaf or hard of hearing.
RCDE 523: Special Populations & Topics in Rehabilitation of the Deaf
Provides an overview of the diverse populations within the field of deafness rehabilitation.