John Tracy Clinic has over 60 years of experience in teacher and professional education. A graduate program leading to an accredited Master’s Degree and California Credential in Auditory-Verbal, Early Childhood Deaf Education is offered in collaboration with the University of San Diego. Two program options are available:
Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles is proud to partner with John Tracy Clinic in offering a graduate deaf education program to prepare teachers to work with children with hearing loss and their families. The Mount St. Mary's College/John Tracy Clinic DHH Graduate Program provides a transdisciplinary approach, emphasizing listening and spoken language, and culminating in the Master of Science in Education/Emphasis Deaf and Hard of Hearing degree, and a California Education Specialist DHH credential. The Graduate Program establishes the foundation for graduates to become certified as Listening and Spoken Language Specialists.
Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles, founded in 1925, provides a superior education, enhanced by an emphasis on building leadership skills and fostering a spirit to serve others. Our measure of success is graduates who are committed to using their knowledge and skills to better themselves, their environments, and the world.
The Doheny campus is located on the historic Doheny Estate near downtown Los Angeles, across the street from John Tracy Clinic, and serves as the location for co-educational graduate programs in education, psychology, physical therapy, nursing, humanities, business, and religious studies, as well as our innovative Weekend College for mid-career professionals. MSMC has received national recognition for its programs in teacher preparation, nursing, leadership, science, and community outreach.
Founded in 1942 by Louise Treadwell Tracy, wife of actor Spencer Tracy, John Tracy Clinic is a pioneer in parent-centered, auditory-oral education for infants and preschool children who are deaf or hard of hearing. For over 50 years, the Clinic has prepared graduate-level professionals and has helped to address the chronic nationwide shortage of teachers of the deaf through partnerships in higher education.
Seminars and Workshops
Professionals may apply to participate in Clinic-sponsored seminars and workshops held throughout the year.
Multiple JTC handouts on our Ideas and Advice blog are available for service providers to give to families of children with hearing loss ages birth to five! Professionals can also direct parents to enroll in JTC’s free Distance Education for Parents. The family-centered courses offered free to parents provide suggestions to encourage a child’s language in daily routines and can be used to support school or therapy approaches.