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.

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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.


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

Programs Offered

M.Ed. in Special Education with a concentration 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 concentration 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.

  • Due to ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Graduate School has temporarily changed its admission requirements regarding test scores. The GRE may optionally be submitted by applicants for the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 academic years, through the Summer 2024 application cycle. International applicants may use certain alternate exams in place of the TOEFL. Please visit the Graduate Admissions COVID-19 FAQ page for more information.

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

Use the Student Business Services Tuition Estimator to estimate your costs.


Deafblind Program Coordinator:

L.J. Gould, Ed.D.Admissions CoordinatorOffice of Graduate Admissions & Enrollmentspecialeducationinquiries.educ@ttu.edu806-834-4224


Fast Facts

  • Delivery: Online
  • Master's Hours to Completion: 36
  • Certificate Hours to Completion: 15
  • Now accepting applications for: All Semesters
  • Master's Maximum Transfer Hours: 6
  • Standalone Graduate Certificate also available