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Deaf Education Licensure Preparation (Non-degree) PDFDownload to print

College of Education, Health and Human Services

School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences

405 White Hall
Tel: 330-672-2294


Non-degree Special Education Deaf Education Licensure coursework and field-based experiences are prescribed based on the program approved for KSU by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) for teaching deaf and hard-of-hearing students ages 3-21 (grades preK-12). Previous coursework may be considered if appropriate and current. The prescribed coursework enables candidates to become eligible to apply for a teaching license from ODE.

The non-degree program is not a Master’s degree program. Students interested in obtaining a teaching license and a Master’s degree from KSU must also be fully admitted into the Master’s degree program and complete the prescribed coursework on the Master's degree prospectus, in addition to courses that are prescribed here for licensure.

Candidates seeking Ohio teaching licensure are required to pass specific requirements in order to apply for licensure from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). Students should consult the Special Education Department for specific program requirements and refer to the Ohio Department of Education - Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type.

Admission Requirements

Official transcript(s) from Baccalaureate program, minimum 3.000 GPA; goal statement; two letters of recommendation, Questions in Anticipation of Licensure form, and Praxis Core (reading, writing and mathematics exams) or evidence of valid teaching license.

For more information about graduate admission, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum total credit hours to program completion are 45.