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University of Tennessee, Knoxville    
 
    
 
  Sep 26, 2017
 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Deafness Rehabilitation Graduate Certificate


The deafness rehabilitation certificate is a distance education program available to students whose career interests relate to working with individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. This 12 credit-hour certificate is limited to those students who demonstrate at least an intermediate level of skill with the Sign Language Proficiency Inventory (SLPI) prior to admission to the certificate. Courses specific to the Graduate Certificate in Deafness Rehabilitation are taught via distance education and integrate American Sign Language (ASL) as the primary means of delivery of lecture material. Required courses are:

The four required courses of the Graduate Certificate in Deafness Rehabilitation will be taught during one semester. In that semester, students will be required to be present at the Knoxville campus for individualized instruction in counseling skill for approximately one week. Students may pursue the certificate independently or may complete it in addition to the Counseling Major, (MS), Rehabilitation Counseling concentration. The concentration will be offered periodically, according to volume of requests for admissions, external funding, and other considerations.

Program Contact:  Dr. Patrick Dunn, JD, PhD, CRC, pdunn4@utk.edu.