Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Online Graduate Certificate

Overcoming communication challenges

In many career fields, you will encounter people with compromised hearing. Whether it’s in a clinic, classroom or many other settings, you will need skills to communicate with and educate this population.

This graduate certificate is offered to support educators and professionals by equipping them with foundational skills in the area of the education of deaf and hard of hearing; however, this 14-credit hour program does not lead to teacher certification.

Why pursue this certificate?

  • This unique certificate program is convenient for professionals as it is available completely online.
  • Your improved communication skills will allow you to better serve this population in a variety of capacities.
  • In addition to education, the program complements many health related fields and social sciences.



Apply online

Apply to this certificate program through a central application: GradCAS. Review the sections above before you begin.

For more information, please contact certificate advisor Karen Engler at

Explore a similar program

If you are interested in pursuing a master's degree, you may be interested in the education of deaf and hard of hearing track option within the Master of Science in Education, Special Education.