Contact for Kansas School for the Deaf:
Assistant Superintendent Kansas School for the Deaf
450 E. Park
Olathe, KS 66061
Contact for Valdosta State University:
Program Coordinator Valdosta State University
1500 N. Patterson Street
Valdosta, GA 31698
To learn more specifics about admissions requirements and specific course requirements click the link below.
Are you interested in becoming a Teacher of the Deaf?
Teachers of the Deaf (TOD) fulfill a number of roles in Kansas schools today including;
Are you interested in earning your Deaf Education Certificate for free?
Who is Eligible for this Program?
This program is open to any person that holds a valid Kansas license in regular or special education and/or content endorsement. Selected applicants will be enrolled in the Master's in Special Education: Deaf Education program at Valdosta State University, Georgia to receive their degree and certification as a Teacher of the Deaf (TOD). All coursework is provided by Valdosta is conducted via online and distance learning technologies. The Kansas School for the Deaf will provide additional coursework, field experience, and mentor teachers to assist the participant throughout the program. The grant provides full funding for all university classes, fees, textbooks, and supplies.
In addition, the participants will be supported to attend state, regional and national conferences. This allows the future TODs to be familiar with evidence based practices in the field of deaf education, and instructional strategies that will build content knowledge. All expenses will be covered for selected conferences.