Master's in Education of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing (M.S.)

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania's Education of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Graduate Program

Master's in Education of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing (M.S.)

Education of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Director of Institutional Graduate Recruitment
  Candy Ryan |

College of Education
3103-B McCormick Center
Phone: 570-389-4865
Fax: 570-389-5049

For those interested in teaching children and youth who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing, our 13-month M.S. program certifies you to become a teacher, PK-12. (To be eligible students must first complete the Undergraduate Area of Concentration in Education of the Deaf/HH or its equivalent.)

Upon completion of our program you will be eligible for:

  • CED national certification
  • PDE state certification

While an undergraduate major in education is helpful because your goal is to become a teacher, it is not required. If you want to apply to our Deaf Education graduate program and your undergraduate degree is outside of the field of education (no teacher certification), then an additional prerequisite of five education methods courses is required.

There is no specific list of ‘education’ courses, although one should choose foundational ‘How to Teach’ type courses. Additionally, a minimum of ASL 2 is required as well as History, Education and Guidance of the Deaf, Introduction to Instructional Methods for the Deaf and Introduction to Audiology.

Entry with cohort each summer for full-time study


Required Courses

Course Sequence

Program Faculty



  • DEAFHH 560 Practicum with Deaf Children
  • DEAFHH 564 Speech for the Deaf
  • DEAFHH 566 Language for the Deaf 1
  • DEAFHH 567 Language for the Deaf II


  • SPECED 565 Research Methods I
  • DEAFHH 562 Signing in Educational Settings
  • DEAFHH 569 Curricular Subjects for the Deaf



  • DEAFHH 575 Counseling Special Needs Populations
  • DEAFHH 584 Research in Deaf Education

36 credits of graduate work will meet the requirements of the graduate program. For those students who have taken 6 credits of the dually listed courses as undergraduates. 30 credits will meet the requirements.