Deaf & Hard of Hearing Education

Our Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program prepares qualified teachers to work in a variety of educational programs and across the full range of communication/modality options.

Established in 1989, the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher Education Program is a collaboration between University faculty and practitioners in the field. It continues the Faculty of Education's tradition of strong field-based components that link theory and practice.

Graduates earn a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma from York University, and teachers who are certified by the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) are recommended for the qualification, “Teaching Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing”, with a specialization in either ASL/LSQ Communication, or Oral/Aural Communication. The program is accredited by the Ontario College of Teachers and by the Canadian Association of Educators of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CAEDHH). Graduates of the program have the qualifications to teach outside of Ontario, nationally or internationally, as teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing as determined by each educational jurisdiction.

Note: Graduates of our Part-time Out-of-Province option will earn a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma but will not qualify for the OCT credential.