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Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Deaf Education


The online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Deaf Education program is designed for professionals (e.g., teachers, paraprofessionals) who are currently working with or aspire to work with DHH students and have not yet completed the Florida Department of Education K-12 Deaf or Hard of Hearing Professional Certificate. In order to enroll in the program, students must have completed a Bachelor's degree (education degree not required).

The content within the courses required for the Certificate in Deaf Education program, aligns with the Florida's K-12 Deaf or Hard of Hearing Teacher Certification exam. The certificate program contains 5 online courses that can be completed across one year or more (should a professional choose to move through the program more slowly). The certificate program has rolling admission, meaning students can join the program during any semester. The courses include:



 High Quality Online Course Design UNF Badge


All courses in this program have earned the Florida Online Course Design High Quality (HQ) Designation. This is a significant accomplishment and indicates that these courses have met rigorous standards centered on best practices in instructional design and online learning according to the most current research literature. 


The Certificate program will NOT focus on helping students pass the General Knowledge (GK) exam. However, UNF has the following FREE resources for current students: Canvas GK course, workshops, and boot camps. Please contact Natalie Pelham for more information.

Enrolling in the program:

  1. Apply to UNF as a post-baccalaureate non-degree seeking student.
  2. All courses are listed at the undergraduate level to reduce the cost to students. Please click here to learn more about the cost of undergraduate credit hours.

During Fall 2020 Dr. Caroline Guardino presented information about the College of Education and Human Services' Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Deaf Education. For those unable to attend, the session was recorded and is available on our YouTube Channel. 

Information Session Recording