Deaf and Hard of Hearing EdM Dual Adolescence

Master of Education (Ed.M.) in Deaf & Hard of Hearing

With initial certification in teacher of d/Deaf & Hard of Hearing (pre-K-12) and Adolescence Education in a subject area

The Master of Education (Ed.M.) in the Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is one of the first teacher education programs in the country. We provide an intensive study of the educational issues of individuals who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing from the perspectives of psychology, anthropology, linguistics, child development, pedagogy, and regular education with the aim of preparing teachers who will address the educational and literacy needs of these children. We serve and prepare individuals for work with children who possess a wide range of hearing losses in classes using diverse communication systems, as well as for work with children who have typical hearing.

Admission to the general education program in a content domain is dependent upon individual program requirements and subject to program approval. 

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Admissions Information

Master of Education

  • Points/Credits: 60
  • Entry Terms: Spring/Summer/Fall


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  • Dual Certification with Adolescence Education: NY State Initial: Deaf/Hard Hearing Pre-K-12
  • NY State Initial: Choice of Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies
  • or English 7-12

Application Deadlines

  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer/Fall (Priority): January 15
  • Summer/Fall (Final): Rolling

* For details about rolling deadlines, visit our admission deadlines page.

Supplemental Application Requirements/Comments

  • GRE General Test or MAT
  • Phone/Skype/In-person Interview

Course Requirements

Deaf and Hard of Hearing (M.A./Ed.M.)

Master of Arts/ Master of Education options in the Program in the Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (M.A./Ed.M.)

The Master of Arts (M.A.) with certification is a 40-credit program leading to New York State (NYS) initial certification as Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

The Master of Arts (M.A.) without certification is a 32 to 40-credit program leading to a Masters Degree in Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. This program does not lead to New York State (NYS) ceritifcation as Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

The Master of Education (Ed.M.) is a 60-credit program leading to dual New York State (NYS) initial certification as Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing as well as certification in one of the following areas: Early Childhood Teacher, Elementary Education Teacher, Secondary Teacher in a particular subject area (English, Math, Science, or Social Studies) or Reading Specialist.

All programs noted above also lead to Council on the Education of the Deaf (CED) certification. 

Specialization Requirements, Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

  • HBSE 4070     Psychosocial and cultural aspects of people who are Deaf 
or hard of hearing
  • HBSE 4071     Language and literacy for the Deaf and hard of hearing (two terms)
  • HBSE 4072     Development of language of individuals who are Deaf or hard of hearing
  • HBSE 4073     Teaching Speech, Language and Communication Skills/Audiological principles (two terms)
  • HBSE 4079     Language development and habilitation: The foundations/Auditing Verbal Therapy
  • HBSE 4300     Practicum in assessment and evaluation of individuals with exceptionalities
  • HBSE 4707     Observation and student teaching in special education - Deaf and hard of hearing (two terms)
  • HBSE 4871     American Sign Language I
  • HBSE 4872     American Sign Language II
  • Area specialization courses in Deaf and Hard of hearing (15+ points)

Breadth Requirements:

In order to broaden the student’s background in education, three Teachers College courses outside the Teachers College major department must be completed (in this case, a course is defined as one for which at least two points are earned). These courses should be selected from the following areas:

  • Age-appropriate developmental psychology course
  • Educational foundations/or multicultural course
  • Health requirement
  • Technology requirement

New York State Education Department (NYSED) has teacher certification requirements that are needed for program completion and graduation which are listed in the Office of Teacher Education section of the catalog.

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