Welcome to The Council on Education of the Deaf

The Council on Education of the Deaf (CED) is an organization sponsored by eight major national organizations dedicated to quality education for all deaf and hard of hearing students. CED promulgates nationally recognized standards for teachers of deaf and hard of hearing students in all educational settings, accredits university programs preparing teachers of deaf and hard-of-hearing students, and collaborates with a variety of other related organizations through several national committees and workgroups.


New Executive Director’s Office

Effective October 1, 2019, the CED Executive Directors’ Office will be at the offices of our new Executive Director team, Dr. Blane Trautwein and Dr. Sarah Ammerman.  The new CED address is:

Council on Education of the Deaf
c/o University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
MC 7777
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78229

Dr. Trautwein and Dr. Ammerman can also be reached at executivedirector@councilondeafed.org. Questions relating to program accreditation should be addressed to the Executive Directors.

Fall CED Board Meeting

CED held its semi-annual Fall meeting on September 19, 2019. CED is very grateful to the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) and especially to NAD Executive Director Howard A. Rosenblum for so graciously hosting the meeting. This was an historic occasion, as this is the first time the CED Board has met at NAD headquarters and we had a very productive meeting. Not only does the NAD have a wonderful Deaf friendly conference room, but the mural in the NAD office depicting the history of Deaf people in America is particularly striking. Thank you, NAD!


Congratulations to Dr. Deborah S. Stryker and the Bloomsburg University Deaf Education Teacher Preparation Program, which was unanimously approved for full CED Program Accreditation. Their Certificate of Accreditation will be presented to at the ACE-DHH Meeting in Atlanta.


Promoting excellence in educating the deaf