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 – 8.0 semester hours
- EDHI6404: Diagnostic & Assessment Methods for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
- EDHI6405: Curriculum & Instructional Methods for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
- EDHI6406: The Dual Sensory Impaired/Intense Needs of Deaf or Hard of Hearing Students
Summer – 2.0 semester hours
- EDHI6407: Practicum Intervention Specialist Hearing Impaired
Financial support is provided by the Ohio Department of Education, Office for Exceptional Children.
All program course work is delivered online using a common curriculum, allowing participants to remain where they already live and work while completing the program. Field work and Practicum components are face-to-face.
How to Apply
We are accepting applications for Summer 2023. Application deadline is March 15, 2023. 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.
- 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:
Graduate School Administrator
For questions about the Intervention Specialist: Hearing Impaired Teacher Licensure Program, please contact:
Low Incidence Sensory Disabilities Lead Officer
For more information about the program, download the FAQ (PDF) or contact Kelli Smith, at (740) 351-3571 or email at email@example.com.