Education of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Bloomsburg University's Education of the Deaf teacher preparation program is nationally and state accredited. The program has both Council on Exceptional Children (CEC) and Council on the Education of the Deaf (CED) national accreditation as well as Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) accreditation.

Deaf Education Program Options

There are three programs in education of the deaf:

In the fall of 2014 the undergraduate Dual Early Childhood Education K-4 and Deaf/HH PK-12 teacher certification program began. This four-year B.S. Dual Certification program will prepare teaching deaf professionals to teach all ages of deaf children and youth and hearing children in grades PK-4.

Established in 1971, our 13-month M.S. teacher certification program in Deaf/HH PK-12 continues strong. Both the undergraduate and graduate program prepare prospective classroom and itinerant teachers of deaf and hard of hearing students in oral, total communication and bilingual environments.

The undergraduate Minor in DHH Education is an 18-credit program designed for teaching deaf professionals wanting a foundation of information regarding deafness and individuals who are deaf/hard of hearing.


Deaf Education

Program Coordinator/Associate Professor
  Deborah S. Stryker | 570-389-4197
Department Chairperson
  Maureen Walsh | 570-389-5366
Department Secretary
  Alma George | 570-389-4074
Adjunct Faculty
  Dave Alianiello | 570-389-4074
Adjunct Faculty
  Mary Anne Helfrich | 570-389-4074

Education of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing
105 Navy Hall