Teachers may use the tools below for professional development or to enhance their support for students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH).

MDE-LIO does not endorse the purchase or use of any non-State Board of Education-adopted commercial products. Products and services noted below are included for information only and their inclusion should not be interpreted as a recommendation of MDE-LIO.

Resources

DHH Consortium for Teacher Preparation

The Michigan Department of Education has partnered with several out-of-state institutions of higher education that have teacher preparation programs to deliver an online endorsement program that will permit certified teachers to obtain an additional endorsement on their Michigan teaching certificate in DHH. The program is managed through the Aquinas College School of Education.

Teacher Consultants for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: Roles and Functions [PDF]

The Michigan School Professionals for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (MSPSDHH) developed a list of potential job responsibilities for teacher consultants.

Classroom Interpreting Guide for Teachers

This Gallaudet University guide helps classroom teachers collaborate with and understand the role of interpreters in the classroom. To receive the guide, fill out a quick survey and the guide will be emailed to you.

Optimizing Outcomes for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: Educational Service Guidelines [PDF]

This document describes essential program elements and features that must be considered when designing appropriate services for students who are DHH. The guidelines represent best practices from the field.