Those who want to teach the deaf and hard of hearing need to be skilled in how to devise appropriate learning scenarios that provide the deaf and hard of hearing with an opportunity for personal development as well as cognitive learning. They must also be able to assimilate these students into the classroom environment in preparation for their transition into the adult world.
The NYSTCE Deaf and Hard of Hearing exam will test your knowledge of certain areas to assure compliance with the New York State Academic Standards. Your knowledge will be tested by approximately ninety multiple-choice questions in Understanding Students Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, which questions comprise 16 percent of the exam; 26 percent of the exam tests your skills in Assessing Students and Developing Individualized Education Programs; 32 percent of the questions will test you on Promoting Student Development and Learning; and 16 percent of the test is on Working in the Professional Environment. The final question of the NYSTCE Deaf and Hard of Hearing exam is a constructed-response question on Promoting Student Development and Learning, which accounts for 10 percent of the test.
Last Updated: 05/15/2014