Deaf and Hard of Hearing

How to Apply

Icon of megaphone  Announcement: Now accepting applications for Summer 2024! Priority Deadline is April 1, 2024.

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. CTC issued certificate/permit/credential
  5. Personal Statement
  6. $30.00 Online Application fee
  7. 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 W. Olsen Road, #2200
           or use the following email address                            Thousand Oaks, CA 91360-2700
           for direct entry:

Credential Requirements

To enter the program, the following documents need to be brought to your required advisement with the credential analyst within two weeks of receiving your admission letter. This advisement is to ensure that you are on track to meeting all the CTC requirements. 

  1. Current negative TB test
  2. Verification of CBEST registration or passing of Basic Skills Requirement
  3. Verification of CSET registration (minimum one subtest) or passing of Subject Matter