Deaf and Hard of Hearing

 

This master’s program will prepare you to become a teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Graduates of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing program typically become itinerant or classroom teachers for students who are deaf and hard of hearing with a wide range of hearing levels and communication modality, both signed and oral.

Credits:

For individuals who do not hold New York State Teacher Certification: 40-58

For individuals who do hold New York State Teacher Certification: 33-39

Certification: Childhood Education Grades 1-6 and/or Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Eligibility & Admission Requirements

Dual Certification

For applicants who do not hold NYS certification

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.0 or a master’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.5
  • A liberal arts or science major or interdisciplinary concentration of at least 30 credits
  • General education core in the liberal arts and sciences including coursework in artistic expression, communication, information retrieval, concepts in history and social sciences, humanities, a language other than English, scientific and mathematical processes, and written analysis and expression
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A statement of purpose
  • An official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score report

Single Certification

For applicants who hold Early Childhood, Childhood, PreK-Grade 6, Middle Childhood or Adolescent Education NYS certification

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.0 or a master’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.5
  • NYS initial, professional, or permanent certification in Early Childhood, Childhood, PreK-grade 6, Middle Childhood or Adolescent Education. Those holding permanent certification must either show proof that they have satisfied the New York State requirements regarding wellness, child abuse, drug abuse, fire safety, and violence prevention or take HED 715, a 1-credit course covering these topics
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A statement of purpose
  • An official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score report. Certified teachers who hold a graduate degree are exempt from this requirement.

To Apply

Applications are accepted each Fall and Spring semester.

To start your application, click here.

If interested in the Dual Certification option: When applying to this program under Program of Study, select School of Education – Special Education and Deaf and Hard of Hearing no prior NYS Teacher Cert.

If interested in the Single Certification option: When applying to this program under Program of Study, select School of Education – Special Education and Deaf and Hard of Hearing with prior NYS Childhood Teacher Cert.

Contact an Admissions Advisor

edadmissions@hunter.cuny.edu

Program Coordinator

Elaine Gale