Sarah B. Ammerman, Ph.D., CED


Dr. Sarah Ammerman is an Associate Professor in the Deaf Education and Hearing Science (DEHS) Program at the UT Health San Antonio. She was formerly a teacher the Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Dr. Ammerman has a dual-major undergraduate degree in deaf education (comprehensive) and elementary education, a master’s degree in deaf education (listening and spoken language), and a doctoral degree in special education with a minor in audiology.

Dr. Ammerman is recognized as a national leader in the field of deaf education with an emphasis on listening and spoken language. She has co-presented and co-authored about the topic of reciprocal peer coaching/mentoring in the professional preparation and continuing education of deaf education educational faculty. The DEHS Program was awarded a Department of Education/Office Special Education and Rehabilitative Services personnel preparation grant in 2010, 2013, and 2017 recognizing research in this area. Dr. Ammerman has served as a national reviewer for the Department of Education and the Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education. For two years she co-lead the San Antonio on-site portion of Professional Preparation in Cochlear Implants, an intensive two-week professional development workshop for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and teachers of the deaf seeking current knowledge of developing the listening and spoken language skills of children with hearing loss. In addition, she is the co-Executive Director of the Council on Education of the Deaf (CED).


  • DEHS 5011 Language Development (Course and Lab)
  • DEHS 6006 Best Practices in Early Intervention
  • DEHS 5021 Teaching/Management Apprenticeship I
  • DEHS 6022 Teaching/Management Apprenticeship II
  • DEHS 6008 Speech for Hearing Impaired Children (Lab)
  • INTD 5064 Applied Statistics for the Healthcare Professional