Interdisciplinary Advanced Certificate in Working with Young Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children and their Families (IACD) Application Process

Candidates for the IACD must plan to be simultaneously enrolled in either Iona University's graduate program in Communication Sciences and Disorders or in one of the following Education graduate programs

  • MS in Education (for certified teachers Early Childhood Special Education (Birth-Grade 2) preferred IACD program​
  • MS in Education (for certified teachers) Childhood Special Education (Grades 1-6) [must also be certified in Early Childhood Education]
  • MS in Education (for certified teachers) Literacy/Childhood Special Education (Grades 1-6) [must also be certified in Early Childhood Education]
  • MS in Teaching (for career changers) Childhood/Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 6) [must also earn certification in Special Education]
  • MS in Teaching (for career changers) Childhood/Special Education (Grades 1-6) [must also earn certification in Early Childhood Education]

Interested applicants should complete the application appropriate for their graduate program and submit an essay (described in the application) to iacd@iona.edu.

Please note - applications for the students enrolling in the EDU program are reviewed on a rolling basis; however, applications for students enrolling in the CSD program starting Fall 2022 are due on April 4, 2022.

Promising candidates will be asked to attend an interview via Zoom before the final cohort is selected.