• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #701 (QS) , OK,
Majoring in Deaf Education from University of Tulsa prepares teachers of deaf and hard of hearing students to work in a variety of school settings either as a classroom teacher or as a consultant for students mainstreamed into general education classes.


The Deaf Education program in The University of Tulsa Department of Education is nationally accredited by the Council on Education of the Deaf (CED). Upon completion, students are eligible to apply for an initial teaching certificate through the state of Oklahoma to teach deaf and hard of hearing students (N-12). They may apply for additional content area certification after initially certified.

During their junior and senior years, they devote their time to specific deaf education methods courses and related practicum experiences.

As a CED Comprehensive Program, the deaf education major provides classes ideal for working with diverse populations of students who are deaf and hard of hearing including those who use American Sign Language and/or use hearing technologies such as cochlear implants and are learning to listen and speak. Opportunities for interacting with deaf and hard of hearing children and adults are arranged through community organizations and within public schools. Students are required to complete three deaf education practicums in a variety of school settings during their junior and senior years as well as 15 hours per semester of interaction in the deaf community.

Program Objectives

  • Exhibit competency in communicating in English and American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Demonstrate understanding of the historical and cultural aspects of deaf education.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in language acquisition, intervention, and literacy development in deaf and hard of hearing students.
  • Provide evidence of pedagogical competencies in instructional planning and teaching.
  • Define the different dispositions, roles, and responsibilities of deaf education professionals.
  • Exhibit commitment to continuous, lifelong learning and service to the field of deaf education.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • College Algebra 
  • Mathematics with Applications
  • Contemporary Mathematics
  • Mathematical Concepts and Reasoning
  • Statistics for the Social Sciences 
  • Introduction to Statistics 
  • Statistics 

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • International Application for Admission.
  • Nonrefundable application fee of $50.
  • Original or certified copies of all secondary (high school) transcripts, as well as post-secondary transcripts from all institutions attended (if any). 
  • A photocopy of the personal data page of your passport.
  • If you are studying A Levels, International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, or Advanced Placement courses, please submit official scores or results to be considered for college credit based on qualifying exam scores.
  • A completed Confirmation of Financial Resources form. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    43948 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43948 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    43948 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43948 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Oklahoma City

  • 911 - 1460 USD/month
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