The Program in the Education of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing provides 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, and pedagogy with the aim of preparing teachers who will address the educational and literacy needs of these children and youth. We prepare candidates for work with individuals who possess a wide range of hearing levels in classroom settings using diverse communication systems.
Our master's degrees have certification and non-certification options.
Our master's degrees 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 and youth.
Master of Arts (2-tracks)
The Ph.D. program covers several areas of study including: advanced study in general special education, in research paradigms, in the education of the d/Deaf and hard of hearing, in linguistics, psycholinguistics, and developmental psycholinguistics and a professional specialization.
TC Deaf Ed grad Jari Majewsky (class of 2013) recently founded ‘Feel the Beat’, a nonprofit dance program and studio for children who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing and with Special Needs! See the full story here.
DaeShawn graduated from the Deaf Ed/Elementary Education program in May 2013. Since then he has been working in the Bronx as a Hearing Education Related Service Provider within the New York City Department of Education.
I am Deaf and grew up with ASL and spoken English. I was also in a DHH education program from first to eighth grade. The DHH program at Teachers College has been and continues to be instrumental in preparing me for the ever-dynamic field of DHH education.
I followed my inner voice to find the Deaf Ed program at Teachers College that allows me to pursue my goal as an educator for the deaf and hard of hearing. The courses here have expanded my views and understanding of not only the scientific methods of teaching but also accessibility and Deaf culture awareness.
I graduated from TC in 1996, and currently work at the American Sign Language and English School in New York City where I teach deaf and hard of hearing children from diverse backgrounds.