Deaf and Hard of Hearing

This Masters of Education (M.Ed.) program incorporates general requirements of all Special Education magistral programs and the theory/practice content required in the specialty area. Completion of the first 18 months will meet eligibility requirements for Interim CAEDHH Certification (Canadian Association of Educators of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing).

Full standing is granted to those applicants who have a) completed the prerequisite courses b) have attained teacher certification, and c) met the sign language requirement. In addition, prior work with individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing is a strong asset. Teacher certification is required. When applying, please specify DEAFNESS on your application. Students without one or both prerequisites may be admitted but will be required to complete the missing course(s) as part of the graduate program.

Candidates must have successfully completed 2 courses in American Sign Language (ASL) at a recognized college/university or community organization.  (Each ASL course is approximately 30 hours of class time.)

Below is an example of course sequence for the program. Course sequences for the 2017 cohort are pending.
= On Campus = Online

Summer (6 credits)     (4 weeks in July)
EPSE 518 (3) Speech Development of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
EPSE 519 (3) Development of English Language Skills of Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Winter Term 1 (6 credits) 
EPSE 521 (3) Psychosocial Aspects of Hearing Loss
EPSE 525 (3) Studies in Sign Language
Winter Term 2 (6 credits) 
EPSE 522 (3) Designing English Language Programs for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
EPSE 565A (3) Fundamentals of Audiology for Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Summer (3 credits) Term 1 
EPSE 517 (2) Acoustic Environments & Amplification in the Classroom (Part 1)
EPSE 520 (1) Curriculum Development in the Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students (Part 1)
Summer Term 2 (6 credits)    (4 weeks in July)
EPSE 517 (1) Acoustic Environments & Amplification in the Classroom (Part 2)
EPSE 520 (2) Curriculum Development in the Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students (Part 2)
EPSE 565A (3) Special Topic: Aural Habilitation / Cochlear Implants
Winter Term - Practicum (9 credits) 10-weeks, full-time placement
EPSE 598G (9) Field Experiences
Additional Content Requirements (6 credits)
EPSE 512 (3) Critical Issues in Special Education 
Approved Elective (3)
Graduating Seminar (3 credits)
After completing the required and elective courses, students must take the following course:
EPSE 590 (3) Graduating Seminar 

This concentration accepts cohorts for admittance every two years. Applications will be due December 2016 for the next planned cohort (July 2017).

Contact the program assistant for application or course registration information.

For more information about the concentration, contact Dr. Joanna Cannon or Dr. Janet Jamieson.