Graduate Certificate

Rehabilitation Counseling
for the Deaf

College of Education, Health, & Human Sciences

Program Overview

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.

Credit Hours

12

Cost Per Credit Hour*

In-State $700

Out-of-State $775

Testing Requirements

No GRE

Admission Terms

Fall, Spring, Summer

*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.

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. 

Featured Courses

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. 

Ready to make a difference in people’s lives?  

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