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The Pennsylvania Department of Education has granted approval of Saint Joseph’s University’s Online PA Hearing Impaired PK-12 Certification Program. This program prepares educators for certification and to acquire the competencies specifically needed to support learning and development in children with hearing loss. The certification may be combined with a Master’s degree (for only 6 more credits) or completed as a stand-alone option. The Master’s level track can include additional credentialing with a PreK-8 or 7-12 Special Education Certification.
Candidates for the Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Online Certification Program are required to hold a Bachelor’s degree and are expected to have basic Sign Language competency. Additionally, this program is intended for individuals who have earned at least initial certification (Level 1) or have equivalent education and experience working with deaf/hard of hearing students.