Gerald C. (Gerry) Bateman is program director of the Master of Science in Secondary Education of Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (MSSE). A graduate of the State University of New York College at Geneseo (BS and MS) and the University of Rochester (Ed.D., Curriculum and Teaching), he has taught deaf and hard of hearing students at every educational level from elementary through graduate school. Dr. Bateman’s current teaching responsibilities include direct instruction of Curriculum Content and Methods of Instruction- Social Studies, a variety of independent studies and college supervisor for MSSE students completing their student teaching.
He holds permanent New York State certification to teach grades N-6, social studies (7-12) and deaf and hard-of-hearing students (K-12). He also holds professional certification from Council on Education of the Deaf, and has conducted workshops and presentations to K-12 teachers and college educators on social studies education, teaching methods and Deaf community issues at local, state, national and international conferences. He has published articles related to Deaf community issues and teaching methods in several journals. A member of Phi Delta Kappa, the Association of College Educators of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (lifetime member), Council of American Instructors of the Deaf (past treasurer and executive board member), National Association of the Deaf, National Council of the Social Studies and the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, he is also a past board member for the Council on Education of the Deaf.