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250 Education Sciences Bldg
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Voice: 612-624-6083

Special Education
250 Education Sciences Bldg
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN
55455-0364 USA

Tel: 612-626-0367
Fax: 612-624-8241

Deaf/hard of hearing program


Follow the admission link at right for detailed instructions on applying for the program. Deadline for application is March 1.

Program description

The professional development program in special education specializing in deaf/hard of hearing leads to Birth-12 classroom licensure and an M.Ed. degree and is designed to prepare teachers to work in a variety of educational settings.

The program philosophy focuses on cultural and social diversity and meeting the needs of individual students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Graduates are prepared to assess, analyze and problem solve the challenges of learning for deaf or hard of hearing students and their families, focusing on the objective of providing effective teaching practices and instructional strategies.

Careers in deaf/hard of hearing

Graduates of our program may serve as consultants to the general classroom teacher, as itinerant teachers providing direct service to students and their families, and as resource or classroom teachers. Professional teachers may serve students who range in age from infancy through young adults, who have additional conditions, and who come from a variety of cultural, linguistic and socio-economic backgrounds.

Licensure Requirements

Prior equivalent coursework may be substituted for some courses. You and your advisor will review specific requirements once you are admitted. Course requirements vary by licensure program.

Standards of Effective Practice Course Requirements (18 credits)

Students entering as an initial licensure student or those who do not hold a MN license will need to complete the SEP requirements or show proof of prior completion.

Special Education Core Course Requirements (18 credits)

  • EPsy 5613 – Foundations of Special Education (3cr)
  • EPsy 5605 – Collaborative Practices for the Special Educator (3cr)
  • EPsy 5614 - Assessment and Due Process in Special Education (3cr)
  • EPsy 5616 - Classroom Management and Behavior Analytic Problem Solving (3cr)
  • EPsy 5618 – Specialized Interventions for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities in Reading and Written Expression (3cr)
  • EPsy 5631 – Module 1: Introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication (1cr)
  • EPsy 5705 – Practicum in ECSE / Elementary Settings (1cr)

Deaf/Hard of Hearing Course Requirements (29 credits)


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