Stephen F. Austin State University

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Welcome to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing program at SFA

Students wishing to major in Deaf and Hard of Hearing may obtain a Bachelor of Science in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing through the College of Education. This major is designed to prepare the student to teach pre-kindergarten through grade 12 in programs for the deaf and hard of hearing. A minor in Deaf and Hard of Hearing can also supplement any major, but especially compliments majors in Special Education, General Education, and Communication Disorders.


Our program exists to lead future educators of Deaf & Hard of Hearing students, to equip them with valuable tools for the classroom, to educate them to engage in being life-long learners in our field and to encourage service to our unique population of students and the Deaf Community as a whole.


Objectives of the Department Include:
- Preparation of Special Education Teachers for Elementary and Secondary Schools
- Preparation of People for Careers in Rehabilitation, Orientation and Mobility and Related Human Services Occupations Serving People with Disabilities, Communication Sciences and Disorders
- Graduate Study in Counseling, Special Education, Communication Sciences and Disorders and School Psychology

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