Grad Students Class of 2017

Ever thought about teaching children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing? Today, there is a very high demand in the U.S. for qualified auditory-verbal teachers of deaf and hard-of-hearing children. John Tracy Clinic is a world-renowned early intervention center for young children who have hearing loss, and is dedicated to helping them develop effective speech, language and listening skills to thrive in the hearing world.

JTC’s Graduate Program, is held in partnership with Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles. It reflects the parent-centered mission of JTC in providing teacher candidates with rigorous training to educate young children with hearing loss in collaboration with the children’s parents

The JTC/MSMU-LA DHH Graduate Program offers a transdisciplinary approach, emphasizing listening and spoken language, and culminating in the Master of Science in Education/Emphasis Deaf and Hard of Hearing degree, and a California Education Specialist DHH credential.  Furthermore, the Graduate Program serves as the foundation for graduates to become certified as Listening and Spoken Language Specialists.

The graduate program has an auditory-verbal spoken language focus. Education is geared to provide a skill set appropriate to teaching language, listening, speech, and cognition to students with a hearing loss from birth to age 22.

For the last 60 years since establishing our Graduate Program, 100% of graduates have been successful in gaining employment. Teachers of the deaf are in constant demand due to a national shortage.

The rate of program completion is extremely high, with only one student not being able to successfully complete the program. The vast majority of candidates are able to complete the program within the one year. Therefore, the screening process for the program is rigorous to ensure that chosen candidates are able to successfully complete the program.

Candidates must be committed to a listening and spoken language focus to be considered in the application process.

View more details about both our on-campus and online/distance graduate program and courses by clicking on the page links. Or contact Victoria Wickware at (213) 863-9973.