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.

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
  • Woodland Hills
2017-18 Cost

$730 per unit

$29,200 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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Open House

Open House Reception

Join us for an open house reception to learn more about our programs and get answers to your individual questions in an informal setting. Thursday, February 1, 2018 from 6-8pm at Fleming's in Woodland Hills.  This event is open to all prospective and newly admitted Graduate School of Education students.

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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.

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