Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Prof. Elaine Gale
The School of Education offers two graduate programs that prepare students to become teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. For those who do not hold NYS certification, the long program in Deaf and Hard of Hearing program leads to dual certification in Childhood Education and Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The short program requires the candidate to hold an appropriate NYS certification upon admission and graduation and leads to certification in Deaf and Hard of Hearing only.
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.