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Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Initial Certification, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

Overview

The Master of Arts (M.A.) programs in the Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at Teachers College, Columbia University, are among the oldest teacher education programs in the country. They provide an intensive study of the educational issues of individuals who are Deaf or hard of hearing from the perspectives of psychology, anthropology, linguistics, child development, pedagogy, and regular education with the aim of preparing teachers who will address the educational and literacy needs of these children. 

The programme

We serve and prepare individuals for work with children who possess a wide range of hearing losses in classes using diverse communication systems, as well as for work with children who have typical hearing.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Computer Applications in Special Education
  • Psychosocial and cultural aspects of deafness
  • Language/literacy for the Deaf/hh I (Reading/Writing)
  • American sign language II
  • Observation and Student Teaching 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    40 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Application Form
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25515 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25515 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    25515 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25515 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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