Professions in Deafness
The Professions in Deafness (PID) major provides opportunities for study in three concentrations: Advocacy and Services for the Deaf; K–12 Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher Licensure; and Interpreter Preparation. All areas of study focus on the unique educational needs of deaf and hard of hearing children emphasizing language acquisition, teaching methods, and communication modes.
Specialized training in communication modes is offered through American Sign Language classes and the Sign Language Laboratory. Supervised experiences are available for student observations, volunteer work, and practicum in area public schools and other settings.
For more Information about this program, please review the academic program pages below:
- B.S. in Professions in Deafness, concentration in Interpreter Preparation
- B.S. in Professions in Deafness, concentration in Advocacy and Services for the Deaf
- B.S. in Professions in Deafness, concentration in K-12 Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher Licensure
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Professions in Deafness (PID) Faculty and Staff
Below is a list of Special Education Services (SES) faculty teaching courses in professions in deafness (PID). Click on their name, to learn more about them and their research interest.
Dr. Henner has a passion for, Signed Language linguistics (e.g. ASL), Assessment of Signed Languages, Assessment of Signing Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children, Language and Cognition, and Research Methodologies with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children.
Learn more about Dr. Henners’s from his Bio Page.
Dr. Henner is currently accepting graduate students!
Several leadership roles reflect Mr. Parker’s service in the field of Sign Language Interpretation, include serving as the lead interpreter for President Bill Clinton’s Inauguration, and the National Democratic Convention in Charlotte in 2012 and has interpreted numerous theatrical productions across the country.
Learn more about Mr. Parker from his Bio Page.