Why Certification Standards?

Students who are D/deaf or hard of hearing may require access to specialist teachers to achieve their potential in complex educational environments. The CAEDHH standards are based on the rationale that educators of students who are D/deaf or hard of hearing must undertake specialized study in addition to attaining general education teacher certification. These standards reflect the initial teaching knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are commonly considered to be required for teaching students who are D/deaf or hard of hearing; this teacher preparation is both specialized and introductory in nature. The standards reflect the need for beginning educators of students who are D/deaf or hard of hearing to have a breadth of knowledge, understanding, and skills to work with the variety of students they will encounter in various settings within educational systems in Canada.

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For a copy of the CAEDHH Specialist Certification Standards (revised 2016) please click here.