This program prepares candidates to teach students who require special education services due to hearing impairments. Students who are deaf and hard of hearing generally require services related to speech and language, reading, and other academic subjects. Students in this program can develop fluency in American Sign Language (ASL). The deaf education program prepares candidates to work with students from early elementary school through high school. The program also leads to teacher licensing in mild interventions at the early elementary and elementary school developmental levels. The program includes many opportunities for field-based experiences in schools and agencies including the option of completing a one-year residential practicum at the Indiana School for the Deaf in Indianapolis. This program requires a minimum of 126-127 credit hours and is located in the Department of Special Education. The introductory course for this program is SPCED 201. For more information contact Azar Hadadian, TC 722, or go to the Department of Special Education website.