Special Education - Deaf & Hard of Hearing (M.Ed.)
The Trademark Outcome (TO) that distinguishes our program graduates for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing (DHH) program is: The candidate in the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Program will, upon completion, be able to conduct an assistive technology evaluation with and provide instruction to a student with a hearing impairment using collaborative consultation.
The Texas Tech Deaf Education program prepares students to take the state examination that will allow them to become certified to teach students who are deaf or hard of hearing. The certification program includes 27 hours of graduate coursework. The Master's Program requires 36 hours of graduate coursework.
The Deaf/Hard of Hearing Program is guided by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Initial and Advanced Deaf and Hard of Hearing Knowledge and Skills and the Texas State Board for Educator Certification Standards for Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
M.Ed. in Special Education with a specialization in Deaf and Hard of Hearing. A Deaf and Hard of Hearing certification preparation program is also available (prepares students for state exam to become a teacher of students who are deaf/hard of hearing). Both programs offered online.
Career Opportunities With This Degree
After becoming certified to teach students who are deaf, graduates of this program may work in a public-school setting as a teacher in a deaf education classroom, as an itinerant teacher of the deaf, or as a teacher at a residential school for students who have a hearing impairment.
All programs require that you submit an online application through the Graduate School.
Please visit the Graduate Application Process for more information on how to apply.
Semester in which the program can be started
Spring, Fall, or Summer I
Estimated Hours to Completion
36 credit hours for Master's; 27 hours for deaf/hard of hearing certification only
Allowable Transfer Hours
6 credit hours maximum for Master's, at advisor's discretion.
TTU Graduate School and COE scholarships, research assistantships, student loans (loans not available for cert only students)
Tuition & Fees
Visit the Student Business Services website to estimate your costs.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program Coordinator:
Dr. Leigh Kackley
Dr. L.J. Gould