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Special Education - Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH)

Deaf and Hard of Hearing P-12 Teaching

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The DHH program (P-12) prepares teachers elementary, middle, and high school students who have a range of hearing loss. In addition, it provides a second area of certification in elementary or in middle grades with a content emphasis (English, mathematics, science, or social studies).

Choose ONE of the following concentrations: 

  1. DHH AND Elementary (Gr. P-5)
  2. DHH AND Middle English & Communication (Gr. 5-9)
  3. DHH AND Middle Math (Gr. 5-9)
  4. DHH AND Middle Science (Gr. 5-9)
  5. DHH AND Middle Social Studies (Gr. 5-9)


For more information contact:

  • Dr. Michelle Gremp, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program Coordinator (Combs 212)

Upon completion of a degree, candidates will: (1) demonstrate the broad general background knowledge, dispositions, and skills necessary to function as a literate, informed, active citizen, and to serve as a model for middle level students; (2) demonstrate the pedagogical skills and content knowledge necessary to perform as effective middle level educators. (3) demonstrate the appropriate dispositions to effectively meet the diverse needs of middle level students found in public schools.

Candidates earning a degree that leads to teacher certification must take the PRAXIS Series (Professional Assessments for Beginning Teachers) and PLT (Principles of Learning and Teaching) exams as a requirement for graduation.  Candidates are encouraged to review the schedule for PRAXIS and PLT registration deadlines prior to beginning the senior year ( and ).  Specialty exams are required for each certification area sought and it may take more than one test date to complete all requirements.  Candidates should confer with their education advisor/counselor to determine the most optimal time to take required exams. For additional information, candidates may also contact the EPSB Division of Professional Learning and Assessment at (859) 564-5778 or (888) 598-7667 (toll free).

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