The goals for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing Consortium for Teacher Preparation are to provide teachers who hold a Michigan teaching certificate and live in Michigan to earn an additional endorsement in Deaf/Hard of Hearing and to address the need for teachers to meet the unique needs of students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Courses are chosen from a variety of excellent DHH programs at universities throughout the United States.

DHH Consortium Brochure [PDF]

Eligibility for Program

  • Completed bachelor’s degree.
  • Valid or pending Michigan teaching certificate with a special education endorsement.
  • General education teachers without a special education endorsement must complete approved foundation course(s) in special education prior to enrollment in the program.

Master's Degree Option

As you plan your Consortium Endorsement Program Plan of Study, you may want to consider that some of our participating universities could work with you to complete a Master’s degree. Coursework beyond the DHH endorsement program to attain a Master's Degree would be determined by the university chosen. These additional courses would not be reimbursable through the Michigan Department of Education Office of Special Education. Master’s degree options are available through the University of Northern Colorado, Minot State University, St. Joseph University, and Valdosta State University.

Consortium Contact

Aquinas College

Elizabeth Flores, M.S.
Program Coordinator
1700 Fulton St. E
Grand Rapids, MI 49506-1801
Phone: 616-632-2976
Fax: 616-732-4431
[email protected]

MDE-LIO Consultant

Nancy Mosher
[email protected]