Texas Tech University

Special Education - Deafblindness (M.Ed.)

The Trademark Outcome (TO) that distinguishes our program graduates for the Deafblind (DB) Program is: The candidate in the Deafblind Program will, upon completion, be able to conduct an assistive technology evaluation with and provide instruction to a student with a visual impairment using collaborative consultation.

Program Description

The Deafblind Master's Program is a 36-credit hour distance hybrid degree program. The purpose is to prepare teachers to work with students with deafblindness. Students can also receive a TTU Graduate Certificate in Deafblindness that requires 15 credit hours.

Standards

The Deafblind Program is guided by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Initial and Advanced Deafblindness Knowledge and Skills.

Download the transcript for the Deafblind video

Programs Offered

M.Ed. in Special Education with a specialization in Deafblindness. Coursework is completed primarily online. Two courses for the Master's program and one course for the certificate-only option require one weekend per course of on-campus instruction.

Also offered: a stand-alone TTU Graduate Certificate in Deafblindness

Career Opportunities With This Degree

The Master's in Special Education with a specialization in Deafblindness makes an individual a specialist in working with students who have both vision and hearing impairments in Special Education. Many teachers pursue this specialization and work with students with multiple impairments who are deafblind.

Application Materials

All programs require that you submit an online application through the Graduate School.

Required Supplemental Application Materials

Resume, Applicant Statement, 2 Professional Recommendations. Download a comprehensive list of requirements.

Application Process

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 or II

Estimated Hours to Completion

36 credit hours for Master's; 15 hours for Graduate Certificate only

Allowable Transfer Hours

6 credit hours maximum for Master's, at advisor's discretion.

Financial Aid

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.

Contacts

Deafblind Program Coordinator:
Dr. Phoebe Okungu
806-834-8602
phoebe.okungu@ttu.edu

Dr. L.J. Gould
specialeducationinquiries.educ@ttu.edu

Faculty