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Graduate Studies - Hearing and Speech Sciences

The DHSS offers a Master of Education of the Deaf (M.D.E.) degree.  This one- to two-year program emphasizes the training needed to develop spoken language and auditory skills in deaf and hard-of-hearing children.  The DHSS is home to a unique, interdisciplinary approach to teacher training by combining training in audiology, speech-language pathology, and deaf education.  The Mama Lere Hearing School in our National Center for Childhood Deafness and Family Communication serves as the professional development school for the DHSS deaf education program. This auditory oral school for children who are deaf or hard of hearing is known for its outstanding work in the areas of speech development, auditory training, cochlear implant habilitation, language and reading.

We encourage all interested students to apply for our graduate program.  Students entering the Master in Deaf Education program are required to have an undergraduate degree in deaf education, special education, early childhood education or general education and must have teacher certification in same The program will be one year in length (three semesters including summer plus Maymester) for those coming in with a background in deaf education and two years (five semesters including summer plus Maymester) for those with no background.

The Hearing School in our Center for Childhood Deafness and Family Communication serves as the professional development school for the DHSS deaf education program.  This auditory oral school for children who are deaf or hard of hearing is known for its outstanding work in the areas of speech development, auditory training, cochlear implant habilitation, language and reading.

To submit an electronic request for additional information on our Master of Education of the Deaf degree program, please click here.

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