Deaf Missions' Extension Class Program gives students an opportunity to receive instruction from qualified deaf and hearing teachers. The comprehensive curriculum includes classroom instruction, guest lectures, and field trips. In addition, students gain practical on-the-job training, as they teach deaf children and adults in area churches and schools.
The Extension Class Program offers 16 hours of college credit, which may be granted by the college through which the student is enrolled. Several Bible colleges in the Christian Church brotherhood have integrated this semester of instruction into their degree programs, so students who want to pursue a major or minor in Deaf ministry may receive the specialized training needed. If you are interested in taking this program for credit, but the college you are attending is not part of the cooperative program or you are not currently enrolled in college, contact Deaf Missions. Often, we can work out an arrangement with a college.
If you are not currently attending college, it is also possible to take the classes on a non-credit basis, with permission from the deans of the program at Deaf Missions, and with payment of applicable tuition, housing and fees.
For more information about class dates and prices, click here to view and print the current Extension Class brochure.