Hearing Specialist: Early Intervention
USF's Hearing Specialist: Early Intervention Graduate Certificate has been designed to train those in the fields of audiology, speech-language pathology, deaf education, and special education, as well as educators, nurses and others interested in the field, to work with the families of infants and toddlers to identify and assist children with hearing loss.
Courses are offered online.
Successful completion of this certificate program will be recognized by DOH as one avenue toward state designation as a Hearing Specialist.
Applicants must hold an earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.
None are required.
9 credit hours including the prerequisite course above.
SPA 6930 - Family Centered Deaf Education (3)
SPA 6322 - Aural Rehabilitation: Children (3)
SPA 6645 - Language for the Hearing Impaired (3)
Credit toward graduate degree
Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.
International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required.
Terry Hnath Chisolm, PhD