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.
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.
The Deafblind Program is guided by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Initial and Advanced Deafblindness Knowledge and Skills.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Deafblind Program Coordinator:
Dr. Phoebe Okungu
Dr. L.J. Gould