Learn how to best support students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing through USD's Deaf education minor.
Why Study Deaf Education?
If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, USD’s minor in Deaf education may be the right fit for you. Through this program, you will learn how to provide high quality education to those who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, with coursework spanning American Sign Language, auditory assistive strategies and technology, language development and more.
With this specialized training, you will be equipped to help address the severe shortfall of professionals trained to serve children with varying hearing levels. Future educators will benefit from this minor, as well as those who are pursuing careers in medicine, allied health fields or other professions that may influence the educational outcomes of students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.
Degrees & Offerings
Prepare to support students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing by enrolling in South Dakota’s only Deaf education program. Through this minor, you will take a variety of classes as you gain knowledge and skills to best serve those with varying hearing levels. This program is offered on campus in Vermillion, with select courses also offered online.
departments & facilities
Communication Sciences & Disorders
Gain knowledge of communication disorders and their treatment and take part in world-class clinical experiences, outreach activities and research in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Teacher Residency & Education
The Division of Teacher Residency & Education is focused on preparing effective, responsive teachers who can meet the needs of all students in today's schools. Through unique features such as a robust yearlong residency, an emphasis on technology and curriculum that recognizes a variety of learners, our division offers an enriching education for educators and leaders.