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Education for People with Hearing Impairments

  • Education for People with Hearing Impairments
  • 44.04.03
    Special Education
  • Master
    2 years
  • Full-time education
    Mode of Study
  • Russian
    Language of Instruction

Our Advantages

  • We offer state of the art instruction with a high share of project activities, workshops by top Russian experts in blind education and open lectures by researchers and professors of the Special Education Institute of the Russian Academy of Education, Moscow Pedagogical State University and Moscow City University.
  • We use a blend of active and interactive classroom and out-of-class activities to help our students build their professional competences. Classroom activities include interactive seminars, business and role-playing exercises, case work, online research conferences.
  • Due to our close ties with special education institutions, many of the diploma project topics offered to our students come directly from potential employers interested in hiring students focusing on these topics.
  • Our students are able to take part in international research and practical conferences on blind education, hosted by Herzen University, Saint-Petersburg Research Institute of Ear, Throat, Nose and Speech, Special Education Institute of the Russian Academy of Education, Moscow Pedagogical State University, Moscow City University and Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University.
  • You will have an opportunity to participate in student projects and to enter a project contest within the Youth Forum “My Initiative in Education”, as well as in volunteering projects with children;
  • Our students can expand their education in additional educational programmes hosted by Herzen University, receiving completion certificates.
  • Based on your research, you will be able to publish articles in academic journals and presentation abstracts in proceedings of academic conferences.
  • You will have an opportunity to pursue a doctoral programme in Herzen University or any other Russian or foreign university.

Admissions Test(s)

  • Special Needs Education and Psychology (Written Test)

Key Courses/Disciplines

  • Russian Language Teaching: Methodological Frameworks
  • Literature Teaching: Methodological Frame-works
  • Teaching Hearing Impaired Children: General Methodological Issues
  • Programme Syllabi Design: Academic Courses and Extracurricular Activities
  • Speech Training for Students with Hearing and Speech Disorders
  • Hearing Perception Training Techniques
  • Speech Teaching Techniques
  • Remedial Writing for Hearing Impaired Children
  • Assessment of Articulation and Motor Skills in Hearing Impaired Children
  • Current Issues in Cochlear Implantation
  • Current Issues in Hearing Impaired Children Adaptation
  • Medicine and Biology in Education for People with Disabilities

Career Opportunities

After graduating, you will be able to find employment as:
  • preschool or primary school special needs teacher, secondary school Russian and literature teacher or tutor for hearing impaired children;
  • teacher for deaf and hearing impaired chil-dren at a healthcare or hearing and speech treatment fa-cility;
  • homeschooling teacher for hearing impaired children;
  • special needs teacher or methodology expert at a regular educational institution, supporting special needs students in inclusive education programmes;
  • special needs teacher or methodology expert at another educational, psychological, welfare and social institution, working in rehabilitation for individuals with disabilities;
  • deaf and hearing impaired education teacher at a geriatric or rehabilitation centre;
  • special needs education and methodology ex-pert at a medical, psychological and pedagogical assess-ment board.