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 Credential Information Session
Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2024 at 12:00 - 1:00 pm

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Quick Facts
Program Units
45
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.
Locations
  • Main Campus
Program Costs
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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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 Situating Yourself as a Scholar Practitioner and Teacher Leader
  • EDGN 510 Collaboratories of Practice - Understanding Change Theory
  • EDGN 599 Education Improvement Plan - From Theory to Praxis

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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

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