Deaf or Hard of Hearing Added Endorsement

The University of Iowa’s College of Education and Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders offer a program for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing Endorsement, number 266. The University of Iowa currently is the only institution in the State of Iowa that offers this endorsement program.  Holders of this endorsement are authorized to serve students with hearing loss from birth to age 21. Applicants to this program must hold or be in the process of completing a regular elementary or secondary teaching license.

There are limited field experience placement sites available for students in the Deaf or Hard of Hearing program. Travel for practicum and student teaching placements may be required.

This program may be completed as an undergraduate or graduate student. Please review the categories below for the appropriate application procedures.

Undergraduates not yet admitted to a Teacher Education Program

You will need to make application to the Elementary Education or a secondary education Teacher Education Program.  Admission information and application materials are available from the Office of Student Services. Applications to this program are reviewed twice each year.  You must be admitted to this program before your application to the Deaf or Hard of Hearing program will be considered.  Once admission to the Teacher Education Program has been confirmed, you will need to file an application to the Deaf or Hard of Hearing Program. This application must be submitted to The Office of Education Services, N310 Lindquist Center.  Applications to the Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Program are reviewed on an on-going basis.

Undergraduates or Graduates currently in a Teacher Education Program

You need only file the PDF iconapplication for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing Program.  These applications are reviewed on an on-going basis.

Individuals who hold an Iowa Teaching License with a regular teaching endorsement

You may elect to be admitted to The University of Iowa as a post-baccalaureate undergraduate student only. There is currently no vehicle for admission to a graduate program in hearing impaired.

PDF iconDeaf of hard of Hearing Added Endorsement Program Requirements
PDF iconApplication for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing Program

Contact for more information:

Dave Tingwald
Office of Education Services
The University of Iowa
N310 Lindquist Center
Iowa City, IA  52242-1529
fax: 319-335-5364