Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MSEd)
Welcome to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MSEd) program home page. Use this page as a guide to program 1 from acceptance to graduation.
Program 1 is for those who do not hold New York State certification.
This program leads to dual certification in Childhood Education Grades 1-6 and Deaf and Hard of Hearing PreK-12.
Course Sequence and Program Tracker
Consult the course sequence guide for a suggested order of education courses. Students must meet with their faculty advisor to determine their particular course of study before registering for classes.
Course Descriptions, Progress Standards and Exit Requirements
Review the course descriptions, progress standards, and exit requirements in the Course Catalog for Program 1 based on start date.
Course Catalog Summer 2022 onward
Course Catalog prior to Summer 2022
Course Exemptions or Waivers
Exemption or waiver of a course requirement may be granted to a student who has completed a course at another college with the same or similar content as a Hunter College course required in your program. An exemption reduces the number of credits you need to take in your program. A waiver requires you to take an approved elective course of at least the same number of credits at Hunter to replace the waived course. Only matriculated students may be granted exemptions or waivers.
Exemptions allowed in the program: up to 12 credits plus an additional 6 credits in American Sign Language (SPED 72000 and SPED 72100)
American Sign Language Courses
Students can get an exemption for SPED 72000 and SPED 72100 depending on the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI: https://www.rit.edu/ntid/slpi) results or American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI: https://www.gallaudet.edu/the-american-sign-language-proficiency-interview/aslpi/). The SLPI is available at Lexington School for the Deaf for a fee of approximately $200. Because evaluation appointments fill up quickly, it is important to schedule as soon as possible.
SPED 72000 exemption requires a level of Survival Plus or higher for SLPI or Level 1 for ASLPI.
SPED 72100 exemption requires a level of Intermediate or higher for SLPI or Leve 2 for ASLPI.
Students who are certified interpreters can qualify with a valid certification.
Students who qualify for an exemption for SPED 72000 and SPED 72100 do not need to make up the credits. Students who qualify for a waiver must take an elective to make up the credits.
Students who qualify for any exemption or waiver must complete the exemption/waiver form for EACH course and include the results for EACH course. The form can be found on the Policies and Forms page.
Newly Accepted Students: Getting Started
Welcome to the School of Education! Visit the Newly Accepted Students page for a checklist to get you started at Hunter College.
New Student Support
If at any point you need support, please reach out to our New Student Liaison at firstname.lastname@example.org or make an appointment.
Newly Accepted Students: Orientations
Welcome to the School of Education! Students will attend two orientations to cover all the information needed to start your program:
- General New Student Orientation
- Program Advising Session
General New Student Orientation
The School of Education hosts monthly virtual new graduate student orientations titled “New Student Orientation – Teacher Education and Leadership”. These 60 minute online sessions will provide you with an overview of Hunter College and the School of Education. Additionally, you will find answers to many of your questions regarding registration, student life and certification. See “Program Related Events” below for details about upcoming sessions.
Program Advising Session
The Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MSEd) program hosts program advising sessions that cover the course of study, progress standards and fieldwork requirements. See “Program Related Events” below for details about upcoming sessions.