Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing N-12 Certification Online

The Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality, has granted approval of Saint Joseph’s University’s Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing N-12 Certification Online. This certification leads to the PA Hearing Impaired N-12 Certification

This program prepares educators for certification and to acquire the competencies specifically needed to support learning and development in children with hearing loss. As such, it is ideally suited for:

  • Special education teachers seeking an additional certification
  • General education teachers with an interest in becoming a teacher of students who are deaf and hard of hearing
  • General education teachers with deaf or hard of hearing students in their classrooms
  • Bachelor’s level professionals or paraprofessionals who are seeking initial certification and certification as a teacher of students who are deaf and hard of hearing *
  • Related service personnel (e.g. Speech/Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists) who wish to become teachers of students who are deaf and hard of hearing *
  • Sign Language interpreters who wish to become teachers of students who are deaf and hard of hearing *

* These individuals’ credentials will be individually evaluated and additional pedagogy coursework may be required.

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