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Deaf Education Post-Baccalaureate Certificate


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. To enroll in the program, students must have completed a Bachelor's degree (education degree not required). 

The content in the Certificate in Deaf Education program is designed to help post-bac students prepare for the FTCE Deaf or Hard of Hearing K-12 exam. The certificate program contains only 5 online courses and can be completed in one year; however, students can choose to move through the program more slowly. The certificate program has rolling admission, meaning students can join the program during any semester. However, prospective students must apply and be accepted prior to the University deadline (See Admissions Deadlines) for the semester in which they wish to begin.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Summarize the educational placements options in the field of deaf education 
  • Identify and describe listening and teaching strategies to D/HH students who use listening spoken language (LSL) to communicate 
  • Use assessment strategies that demonstrate understanding of the nuances when working with and assessing a student who uses LSL 
  • Show sensitivity and understanding of Deaf culture and Deaf history perspectives in a Global society 
  • Understand the differences between an Individual Family Service Plans, Individual Education Plans, Transition Plans, and Communication Plans