Education of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Program News

Education of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Program News


I. King Jordan, who in 1988 became the first deaf president of Gallaudet University — the world’s only university with all programs and services designed specifically for students who are deaf and hard of hearing, visited campus on May 29, 2012, for a meet-and-greet and presentation.

Fall 2014

Deaf Education

The PA Department of Education approved our new 4-year Bachelor Degree DUAL teacher certification program in Early Childhood Education (PK-4) and Education of the Deaf/HH (N-12), coordinated by Deborah Stryker, Ph.D. Stryker welcomed the first undergraduate students into the new major this semester.

Fall 2013

The Scranton School

Bloomsburg University's Education of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing program sponsored two visits to The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children. The SLED executive board enjoyed their observation day and lunch with all of the deaf children, as well as the Education of the Deaf Graduate students on the day they visited for a meet and greet.

Summer 2013

Bloomsburg University's Deaf Education Program

The incoming and outgoing graduate students in the Education of the Deaf program welcomed Luetke a, prominent researcher and current director of outreach at the Northwest School for Hearing Impaired Children in Seattle.

She discussed Language Issues in Deaf Education. She fielded questions from the 10 graduate students under the direction of Deborah Stryker, Ph.D.

Fall 2012

Deaf Education

The graduate students and several undergraduate students learned about one educational placement option available in Pennsylvania for preschool deaf/hh children. Two Bloomsburg Education of the Deaf alumni working at the Clarke School near Philadelphia, Judy Sexton, Director, and Beth Rushton, Early Intervention Teacher, presented the school’s programs and shared some student stories. They fielded questions from the BU students under the direction of Patricia Stoudt, Ed.D.

Summer 2012

I King Jordan Visit

Deborah Stryker, Ph.D., and her graduate students in the Education of the Deaf Teacher Preparation program arranged and welcomed President Emeritus I King Jordan, his wife Linda, colleague Janet Pray, and his former chief of staff at Gallaudet, Patti Kunkle, for a day’s worth of activities and discussion!

Jordan, Ph.D., presented “Diverse and Distinct: Perspectives on the Deaf and Disability Communities. Jordan is also the co-founder of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD). His visit was coordinated by the graduate students of the Education of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing teacher preparation program.