Education of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Education of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing


Deaf Education Program

Education of D/HH Contacts

Program Coordinator/Associate Professor
    Deborah S. Stryker | 570-389-4197
Department Chairperson
    Darlene Perner | 570-389-4075
Department Secretary
    Alma George | 570-389-4074
Adjunct Faculty
    Patricia Stoudt | 570-389-4074
Adjunct Faculty
    Mary Anne Helfrich | 570-389-4074

Education of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing
105 Navy Hall
570-389-4074

Deaf Education Program

Bloomsburg University's Education of the Deaf teacher preparation program is nationally and state accredited. The program has both Council on Exceptional Children (CEC) and Council on the Education of the Deaf (CED) national accreditation as well as Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) accreditation.

There are three programs in Education of the Deaf:

  • undergraduate Dual Early Childhood Education K-4 and Deaf/hard of hearing N-12 teacher certification
  • 13-month graduate Master of Science Deaf/hard of hearing N-12 teacher certification
  • career concentration in Deaf/HH
  • Beginning fall 2014 the undergraduate Dual Early Childhood Education K-4 and Deaf/HH N-12 teacher certification program began. This 4-year B.S. Dual Certification program will prepare individuals to teach all ages of deaf children and youth and hearing children in grades K-4.

    Established in 1971, our 13-month M.S. teacher certification program in Deaf/HH N-12 continues strong. Both the undergraduate and graduate program prepare prospective classroom and itinerant teachers of deaf and hard of hearing students in oral, total communication and bilingual environments.

    The undergraduate Career Concentration in Deaf/HH is an 18-credit program designed for individuals wanting a foundation of information regarding deafness and individuals who are Deaf/hard of hearing.