Master of Science in Special Education - Deaf and Hard of Hearing
The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher Education Program at MSU prepares educators to effectively teach students who are deaf or hard of hearing in a variety of educational settings. MSUís program embraces a comprehensive approach to preparing teachers with a goal of providing educators with the knowledge and skills to work with children and their families from a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds. The emphasis is on appropriately meeting the individual needs of children and youth, rather than promoting a specific philosophy. Students graduating from MSU will be prepared to work in a wide range of programs.
The faculty recommends that graduate students who choose to pursue an MSU Special Education Masters Degree focusing on DHH should first complete an elementary or secondary teacher preparation program at an accredited college or university and first have or be eligible for a North Dakota professional educatorís license. Students who are accepted into the DHH program without a teaching degree and license will need to obtain credentials if they wish to teach in North Dakota or other states that require dual licensure.
Remember, graduate students enter our program with diverse training and experience. This program can accommodate students with different undergraduate training experiences. For example, certain students may need to complete undergraduate coursework (such as ASL). Other students may NOT need to take all the classes on this list.