Deaf and Hard of Hearing Credential Program

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.

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Deaf and Hard of Hearing Online Information Session
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 at 12:00 - 1:00 pm

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Quick Facts
Program Units
Average Duration
2 years
Program Format
On campus, part-time course load, evening and weekend classes, Summer start
Course Availability
Fall and Spring 15-week semesters, and Summer session
Start Term
New students begin during the Summer semester.
  • Woodland Hills
Program Costs

$790 per unit

$31,600 base cost

Cal Grant & TEACH Grant available
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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.

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Graduate School of Education Virtual Open House

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm

We’re hosting a virtual Open House reception to give you an opportunity to learn more about what Cal Lutheran's Graduate School of Education has to offer. You'll meet faculty and staff, current students, and alumni who can tell you first-hand about the value of our programs.We offer graduate education degrees that will prepare you to lead and transform education for the challenges of the future. Whatever your program of interest we’d love to meet!

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Master's Degree Option

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

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

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Program Highlights

  • Students gain experience and skills in spoken language development, aural habilitation, inclusion, literacy and supporting families.
  • Candidates who meet Internship Credential requirements may complete their program under the Internship Option.
  • Designed to accommodate working professionals, classes are offered evenings and weekends at our Woodland Hills campus.
  • Faculty is comprised of highly-regarded practicing professionals.

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In the Deaf and Hard of Hearing credential program, 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