Education Specialist Credential

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The needs of today's students with hearing loss are changing as technology and evidence-based best practices allow parents and teachers to provide individualized and comprehensive options.

This program blends scientific research with practical application, offering heightened effectiveness. Upon completion of the program candidates will be eligible for the Preliminary Education Specialist Credential with a Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialty offered by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Grant-funded tuition assistance is offered to all admitted students (grant is for US Citizens only).

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Master's Option

Upon completion of the credential program, you may choose to take these courses to earn an M.S. in the Education of the Deaf degree:

Masters Courses
  • EDGN 509 Introduction to Educational Research
  • EDGN 510 Educational Research Design and Methodology
  • EDGN 599 Thesis Research

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Bridela Favela

I love the fact that we cover everything from working with babies to working with high school students. It expands your options and provides a broader look at the possibilities when teaching students who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Briseida Favela