Health Science Center offering teacher scholarships to deaf education
San Antonio Business Journal
Date: Friday, October 22, 2010
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio won an $806,500
grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education
and Rehabilitative Services to fund scholarships for 36 teachers and support
The scholarship money will be given to students interested in taking the
master of deaf education and hearing science program. Through this program,
teachers are trained to work with hearing-impaired children and help them
speak. Children are taught to speak using a combination of amplification
technology and individual therapy.
Enrollment in the university’s program has grown from six students to 23
students ever since Blane Trautwein joined the Health Science Center staff
as director of the program in 2008.
The Health Science Center Deaf Education and Hearing Science Program has a
close partnership with the Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children in San
Antonio. Sunshine Cottage serves as a laboratory setting for the university.
Students enrolled in the master’s program participate in more than 350
clinical hours throughout the two-year master’s program.
The UT Health Science Center offers schools in medicine, nursing, dentistry,
health professions and graduate biomedical sciences.