In the Deaf and Hard of Hearing program, you'll receive the training you need to teach students, birth through grade 12, with diverse backgrounds and hearing levels. You'll leave the program with the qualifications needed to apply for licensure in the state of Minnesota and the skills you need to help improve education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing students and their families by incorporating best practices for teaching, facilitating identity development, and promoting respect and equity for ASL/English and cultural diversity.
Rated #9 in the nation among special education graduate programs by U.S. News & World Report in 2020
Graduates of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing licensure program:
All classes are offered in the evening to allow students to maintain full time employment while completing course requirements, as long as their employer is flexible in allowing them to complete all practicum requirements. Most courses are taught in person on the Minneapolis campus.
The Deaf and Hard of Hearing and special education MEd program require the completion of 55-61 credits. Your total number of required credits may vary based on previous educational experience or licensures.
These courses are required for all College of Education and Human Development initial teaching licensures and degrees.
Visit the College of Education and Human Development's Finance and Funding page for information on tuition.
Are you interested in a teaching license in Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH), Academic and Behavioral Strategist (ABS), or cross collaboration between the two? Apply to Project PACT to get funding you need to support your tuition throughout your graduate program!
“I chose this path [becoming a Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) teacher] because I wanted to understand issues that impact the lives of the people in the Deaf community and what I could do to contribute—especially towards Deaf children’s education.”