Teacher for Deaf

Special Educator

Minimum D.Ed. in relevant field

Not required

The tasks a Teacher, Deaf is expected to perform include:

Teaching elementary, middle and secondary school subjects to deaf or hard-of-hearing pupils using special skills such as lip reading and teaching special skills

Instructing pupils in formation and development of sounds for speech, using high-powered hearing aid or electrical amplifying equipment

Teaching students to read lips, pointing out characteristic formation of lips and facial expressions

Teaching music appreciation and speech rhythm through sense vibration

Instructing pupils in elementary and secondary subjects, and adapting curriculum to meet their needs

Skilled in teaching the art of lip reading

Basic knowledge of the working of hearing aids

Skilled in phonics training

Knowledge of the common problems faced by deaf people

Skilled in assessing the growth of a student and conveying the progress to the parents/guardians

Knowledge of all the latest techniques and methodologies followed to teach deaf students

Not applicable

Disciplined and emotionally stable

Good sense of humour


Positive attitude


Cheerful and friendly temperament

Very caring nature


It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Schools usually work for 5/6 days a week and 7/8 hours everyday. This may vary from school to school

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs
This job is suitable for candidates with One Arm (OA), One Leg (OL), Both Legs Handicapped (BL), One Arm and One Leg Handicapped (OAL) and those with Both Eyes Low Vision (BLV)

Health and Safety Requirements/Risks3

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, vocal stress, etc. if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 22,000 to INR 25,000 per month

For candidates with experience - INR 25,000 to INR 30,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Education, Training & Research in India

According to IBEF, India is an important educational centre in the global education industry. India has more than 1.4 million schools and more than 35,000 higher education institutes. India has one of the largest higher education systems in the world and there is still a lot of potential for further development in the education system. India's online education market size is expected to touch US$ 40 billion by 2017. The RNCOS report titled, Booming Distance Education Market Outlook 2018 expects the distance education market in India to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 34 per cent during 2013-14 to 2017-18.

The Government of India has made education of children with disabilities as an integral part of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA). Children with disabilities are identified and enrolled in general schools to study along with non-disabled children. While general teachers are oriented to the educational needs of these children too, special teachers are appointed at the block levels to work with general classroom teachers and children with disabilities to ensure quality in services. These special teachers should have skills in teaching academic subjects and also in adapting curricular instruction for children with disabilities. Therefore, a career as a Teacher, Deaf offers many opportunities in India.

Government and private schools

Special centres and institutes


Cities and towns across India