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Special Education: Deaf and Hard of Hearing, MA

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The Master of Arts in Special Education with a Deaf/Hard of Hearing emphasis prepares professionals as a special education specialist: deaf/hard of hearing to work with children and youth with hearing losses ages birth-21 and their families in order to help them develop their full potential.The Special Education Deaf/Hard of Hearing Specialist is required to pass either the Praxis or PLACE elementary education content exam prior to entry into the preparation program, and the Deaf Education Praxis or PLACE exam prior to enrolling in practicum. The program consists of the required courses and practicum requirements agreed upon by the student and advisor.

Students entering the Master of Arts in Special Education: Deaf/Hard of Hearing program without a current teacher licensure are required to complete additional Admission Deadlines & Requirements and course requirements listed under Professional Teacher Education. Students are encouraged to contact a program advisor to determine additional requirements. Also, individuals who are not proficient in sign can enroll in the program and concurrently take sign courses. The Special Education Deaf/Hard of Hearing Specialist is required to pass a sign proficiency examination prior to student teaching.

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Tuition & Fees

Total Degree Requirements

46 Credit Hours

Graduate Coordinator

John Luckner, 970-351-1672

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