This website provides information for prospective students who are considering majoring in Deaf Education. The field of Deaf Education is experiencing a critical shortage, and teachers are needed in many areas. In addition, we need teachers who are culturally and/or linguistically diverse to work with the increasing number of families and children from diverse backgrounds. We agree with Richard Riley, the former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, who stated:

"Our teachers should be excellent, and they should look like America."
Richard Riley (1998)

In other words, our teacher force should be as diverse as the students we are educating.

This website is funded by a U.S. Department of Education Preparing Tomorrows Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) grant awarded in 2003 to the Association of College Educators of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ACE-D/HH). For more information, please contact team leaders for Objective 1.3: Increasing Preservice Teacher Diversity:
Sharon Baker
University of Tulsa, Oklahoma
918-631-2910 V
918-631-3668 F
Joyce Daugaard
University of Minnesota
612-624-7340 V
612-624-8241 F

The Association of College Educators-Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ACE-DHH) is the professional organization for higher education faculty involved in the preparation of teachers in deaf education. The purpose of the organization is to provide professional development and opportunities for collaborative interaction among professionals in the field.

Diversity in Deaf Education

Want more information about becoming a teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing? Contact Deaf Education Career Resources.

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