Deaf and Hard of Hearing

How to Apply

Icon of megaphone  Announcement: Now accepting applications for Summer 2023! Priority Deadline is May 1, 2023.

To apply to the Education Specialist Credential (DHH) program, please submit your application materials using our application portal.

Note: The Educational Specialist Credential (DHH) program begins in summer semester only.


Application Requirements:

  1. Call to schedule a Graduate Program Advisement at (805) 493-3325
  2. Complete Application online at
  3. Two (2) Recommendation Forms
  4. Personal Statement
  5. $25.00 Online Application fee
  6. Official transcripts from all regionally accredited colleges and universities attended and any graduate work. Official transcripts must be ordered and sent directly to Cal Lutheran via certified e-transcript or mail. We recommend e-transcript if available at your institution.


           By email:                                                                         By mail:

           If a selection list is available please choose:            California Lutheran University
           California Lutheran University                                     60 West Olsen Road, #2200
           or use the following email address                            Thousand Oaks, CA 91360-2700
           for direct entry:

  1. CTC issued certificate/permit/credential
  2. Current negative TB test
  3. Verification of CBEST registration or passing of Basic Skills Requirement
  4. Verification of CSET registration (minimum one subtest) or passing of Subject Matter