The Lexington School for the Deaf/Center for the Deaf seeks to be an exemplary education, service and research institution for the deaf and hard of hearing in Metropolitan New York City and the country.
Its special emphases are collaborating with the deaf and hard of hearing to realize their full potential in both the deaf and hard of hearing worlds; working with individuals - and their families - of all ages, races, creeds, colors, ethnicities, languages, genders, sexual preferences and socio-economic situations and with a wide range of capacities, interests, and needs; ensuring mastery of expressive and receptive communication skills by individuals at every point along the spectrum of deaf to hard of hearing; designing, constructing and using the evolving information technologies to best advantage; and taking a leading position - in concert with the deaf and hard of hearing communities - in articulating the multifaceted challenges, opportunities and needs for services of the deaf and hard of hearing.
Each state sets its own teacher certification requirements. While many private schools do not require you to be certified, it is in your best interests to obtain certification. This article includes contact information for state education offices so you can begin the process.