Deaf and Hard of Hearing MA

Master of Arts in Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Non-certification track

The Master of Arts (M.A.) 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.

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Admissions Information

Displaying requirements for the Spring 2024, Summer 2024, and Fall 2024 terms.

Master of Arts

  • Points/Credits: 32-36
  • Entry Terms: Spring/Summer/Fall


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  • Non-Certification Track

Application Deadlines

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

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

Supplemental Application Requirements/Comments

Requirements from the TC Catalog (AY 2023-2024)

Displaying catalog information for the Fall 2023, Spring 2024 and Summer 2024 terms.

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The Master of Arts (M.A.) without certification is a 32- to 36-credit program leading to a Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. This program does not lead to New York State (NYS) certification as Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.


Program 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 and Children with Language Learning Disabilities (two academic terms)

  • HBSE 4072 Language Development for the Deaf or Hard of hearing

  • HBSE 4073 Teaching Speech, Language, and Communication Skills/Educational Audiology (two academic terms)

  • HBSE 4079 Language Development and Habilitation: Auditory-Verbal Practice

  • HBSE 4300-007 Practicum in Assessment and Evaluation of Individuals with Exceptionalities: DHH

  • HBSE 4863 Cued Speech/Language and Multisensory Reading

  • HBSE 4871 American Sign Language I

  • HBSE 4872 American Sign Language II


Breadth Requirements:

In order to broaden the student’s background in education, Teachers College courses outside the Teachers College major department must be completed. These courses will be selected based on transcript review and advisement.

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