Overcoming communication challenges
In many career fields, you will encounter people with compromised hearing. Whether it’s in a clinic, classroom or many other settings, you will need skills to communicate with and educate this population. This graduate certificate is offered to support educators and professionals by equipping them with foundational skills in the area of the education of deaf and hard of hearing; however, this 14-credit hour program does not lead to teacher certification.
Why pursue this certificate?
- This unique certificate program is convenient for professionals as it is available completely online.
- Your improved communication skills will allow you to better serve this population in a variety of capacities.
- In addition to education, the program complements many health related fields and social sciences.
A 14-credit hour Missouri State University Online Graduate Certificate in Education for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (EDHH) is available to non-degree seeking students or students pursuing a program of study in other areas who are interested in completing these courses as electives or in addition to requirements on the respective program of study. The certificate is also offered to support professionals in the fields of communication sciences and disorders, education, psychology, social work, medicine and other related specialties. The certificate will not lead to teacher certification in EDHH; however, it is offered to support educators and other professionals who desire basic skills in the area of EDHH. Required course work for the EDHH Online Graduate Certificate follows:
Automatic tuition waiver – up to 50 percent
Every student admitted to the EDHH master’s program is automatically eligible for a tuition waiver of up to 50 percent. This grant is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, subject to availability and renewed on a yearly basis. The funds are distributed evenly among all students in a cohort; therefore, the exact size of the waivers varies according to the number of students.
Also see the education of deaf and hard of hearing track option within the Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders.