Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Prof. Elaine Gale
2014-2015 NOTE: Prof. Elaine Gale is on sabbatical leave for the 2014-2015 academic year. Alternative contacts at the SPED office for assistance are:
The School of Education offers two separate graduate programs that prepare students to become teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the Blind and Visually Impaired. For those who do not hold NYS certification, these programs lead to dual certification in Childhood Education and either Deaf and Hard of Hearing or Blind and Visually Impaired. Both programs offer two tracks: a dual certification track for those with no NYS certification and a track for those with NYS certification.
Graduates of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing program typically become itinerant or classroom teachers for students who are deaf and hard of hearing with a wide range of hearing levels and communication modality, both signed and oral.