Deaf/HH Listen/Spoken Language Graduate Certificate
This year-long, five course sequence of study aims to increase the number of personnel qualified to provide early intervention for Illinois children who are deaf and hard of hearing. Upon completion, candidates will have earned a Deaf and Hard of Hearing Listening and Spoken Language Professional Graduate Certificate from Illinois State University as well as having completed the core knowledge competency areas needed to apply for the early intervention credential in Illinois.
This graduate-level program can be taken as a stand-alone graduate certificate program or included as part of a master's degree in Special Education.
Maximizing auditory and spoken language development in young children with hearing loss
Support infants and toddlers with hearing loss and their families
Increase competencies in early communication, familycentered practice, cochlear implants, and listening and spoken language outcomes
There is no cost to students for tuition, texts, and materials, and is paid for by the AIM Grant.
Students may attend classes on the Illinois State University campus or in Chicago and maintain current employment
Annual student stipends
Preference given to applicants who are bilingual, from underrepresented populations, or from high-need geographic areas