Students can choose to pursue an undergraduate degree focused on education of individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing. Developing competency in American Sign Language, learning about deaf culture and the challenges of cochlear implants, UM students are prepared to teach students in both regular education, inclusion, and residential settings. Our program is the only undergraduate teacher certification program for teachers of the hearing impaired in the state of Alabama.
Sometimes we don’t figure out our life path the first time around in college. The alternative master’s degree in P-12 Collaborative Education for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing allows returning students to earn an advanced degree while also fulfilling the requirements for initial certification to teach.