Part of the TOD Consortium

A graduate level, 24-credit hour program offering coursework leading to licensure as a teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing. The program is designed to be completed in one year and applicants must hold a valid Ohio teaching license. Coursework is mostly online instruction with extensive face-to-face field experiences.

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Intervention Specialist: Hearing Impaired Teacher Licensure Program: 24 Credit Hours

Summer – 9.0 semester hours

  • EDHI6401: Deafness
  • ASL I: American Sign Language I
  • ASL II: American Sign Language II

Fall – 5.0 semester hours

  • EDHI6402:  Language Development & Literacy for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
  • EDHI6403: Aural Habilitation

Spring – 6.0 semester hours

  • EDHI6404: Diagnostic & Assessment Methods for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
  • EDHI6405: Curriculum & Instructional Methods for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

Summer – 4.0 semester hours

  • EDHI6406: The Dual Sensory Impaired/Intense Needs of Deaf or Hard of Hearing Students
  • EDHI6407: Practicum Intervention Specialist Hearing Impaired

Program Highlights

Tuition Support

Financial support is provided by the Ohio Department of Education and Workforce, Office for Exceptional Children.

Online Coursework

All program coursework is delivered online using a common curriculum, allowing participants to remain where they already live and work while completing the program. Fieldwork and Practicum components are face-to-face.

How to Apply

We are accepting applications for Summer 2024.  The application deadline is March 15, 2024.  We will continue to accept applications on a rolling admissions basis.

The program is a selective admission program and acceptance is not guaranteed. Students will be notified of acceptance by mid-April.

Application requirements

  • Complete an Application for Graduate Admission
  • Evidence of a B.S. or B.A. degree from an accredited institution.
  • Evidence of an overall GPA of 2.75 or greater
  • Copy of teaching license
  • Two letters of reference from educational or professional sources
  • Professional statement including career goals (1-2 pages)

What to include in your professional statement:

  • Provide a brief description of your educational background.
  • Provide a brief description of your current employment.
  • Explain your experience of working with an individual with hearing impairment.
  • Provide reasons why you believe that you would be an excellent candidate for the program.
  • Explain your goals and what you hope to gain from the program.

For questions about the admission process, please contact:

Bobbi Madden
Graduate School Administrator
(740) 351-3177

For questions about the Intervention Specialist: Hearing Impaired Teacher Licensure Program, please contact:

Kelli Smith
Low Incidence Sensory Disabilities Lead Officer
(740) 351-3571

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For more information about the program, download the FAQ (PDF) or contact Kelli Smith, at (740) 351-3571 or email at