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Overview

Our Education programs are designed to prepare students for careers as teachers, researchers, educational leaders, and international development advocates. Our faculty boasts nationally and internationally renowned scholars whose goal is to mentor students in critical theory, interdisciplinary connections, social and professional identities, and social responsibility. Whether you’re interested in pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in General Education or branching into our Master’s program to focus your studies on Deaf education, we have various tracks available to suit your interests and prepare you for success in your education career.

Areas of Study

Undergraduate

B.A. in Education with a Specialization in Early Childhood Education

Through the Education programs, students can work their way to full licensure. Students who specialize in Early Childhood Education work with infants to third grade.

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B.A. in Education with a Specialization in Elementary Education

Students who graduate with their B.A. in Education with a specialization in Elementary Education can work their way toward full licensure in working with kindergarten through sixth grade.

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B.A. or B.S. in Education with a Specialization in Secondary Education: Science, English, Mathematics or Social Studies

Students in this B.A. or B.S. track can work their way toward full licensure in working with students in grades 6-12.

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Minor in Education

Students who minor in education will be able to choose from an array of foundational education courses. Students will also complete a field-based class.

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Graduate

M.A. in Deaf Education

The M.A. in Deaf Education is an advanced degree tailored to those with a bachelors degree in education and who are available for general education licensure. The program provides teaching...

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M.A. in Deaf Education Studies

Our M.A. in Deaf Education Studies degree is for teachers of deaf and hard of hearing students who have state licensure in deaf education or provisional CED certification (or the...

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M.A. in Early Childhood Education and Deaf Education

This teacher preparation master’s degree emphasizes culturally relevant critical pedagogy as a foundation for preparing highly qualified teachers to work primarily with Deaf and hard of hearing children and youth....

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M.A. in Elementary Education and Deaf Education

This teacher preparation master’s degree emphasizes culturally relevant critical pedagogy as a foundation for preparing highly qualified teachers to work primarily with Deaf and hard of hearing children and youth....

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M.A. in Secondary Education and Deaf Education

This teacher preparation master’s degree emphasizes culturally relevant critical pedagogy as a foundation for preparing highly qualified teachers to work primarily with Deaf and hard of hearing children and youth....

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Ph.D. in Critical Studies in the Education of Deaf Learners

Our doctoral program emphasizes critical pedagogy as the foundation for advocacy in the education of deaf individuals. We provide a balance between a required core program of study and an...

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Specialist (Ed.S.) in Deaf Education

The Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Education is designed for teachers who have a master's degree in education of deaf and hard of hearing students who seek professional proficiency in an...

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Opportunities

Education programs prepare students to be professionals in their field interacting and communicating fluently with deaf and hard of hearing people and children with diverse backgrounds. Graduates will be prepared leaders and advocates actively engaging with the people of their community.

Our professors equip students through their expertise and passion for teaching and lead students through all the following.

  • The art and craft of teaching, including the modeling of educational content, strategies, and performance assessment, student advisement, and curriculum building and revision.
  • Using research and the dissemination of knowledge through publication and other creative endeavors.
  • Displaying a commitment to service through a variety of activities at local, national, and international levels.

Peer Teaching

Our model for teaching is through a reflective method. Not only do we expect students and faculty to work–or reflect–off of each other, but from the very first courses, students will be presented with opportunities to engage in peer teaching during class. Through both individual and group work, this will give students a chance to reflect on their experiences and work.

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