Online Deaf and Hard Hearing Master's
and Teacher Certification

The purpose of this Master's Program is to prepare special education professionals to meet the needs of children, pre-K through 12th grade, who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing (D/HH). The program builds upon competencies and experiences of current teachers with certification in special education (any area and/or cross-categorical) and develops competencies specifically needed to support learning and development in children with hearing loss.

As a distance education program:

• All Coursework (Excluding Sign Language) is Offered Online.
• Teaching Experiences During the Academic Year Can be Arranged and Supervised in an Individual's Geographic Area (One Summer Teaching Experience in Milwaukee is Required).
• Students Have Access to Program Advisement from their Geographic Area.

There are some face-to-face meetings in Milwaukee that will be scheduled for orientation and special presentations. Students will be given advance notice to allow travel time for students coming from outside Southeastern Wisconsin. We will use internet video conferencing for out-of-state students for these meetings. For more information, please consult:

D/HH Certification Program Handbook for Licensed Special Education Teachers (PDF)

Experiences and Requirements


Online Deaf and Hard Hearing Master's and Teacher Certification Experiences & Requirements (PDF)

Program of Study


The D/HH Master's Program certification focus courses begin in the summer. There is a general sequence of courses that builds knowledge and skills one semester to the next. You may start taking core courses in the Master's Program upon admission.

A two-year program of study includes between 3 and 7 credits of coursework each semester. All courses are online with teaching experiences in your geographic area except for a summer teaching experience in Milwaukee and any required sign language courses.

Course Sequence Sheet for the D/HH Online Master's Program (PDF)

Application and Acceptance Process


Online Deaf and Hard Hearing Master's and Teacher Certification Application & Acceptance Process (PDF)

Tuition and Finanical Aid


Online Deaf and Hard Hearing Master's and Teacher Certification Tuition & Finanical Aid Information Sheet (PDF)