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The Department of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education (DSDE) supports Lamar University’s mission by preparing teachers and leaders to create culturally- and linguistically-affirming environments that empower Deaf students and the Deaf community.
The department offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Sign Language (ASL). This degree program prepares students interested in teaching ASL in EC-12 programs. This degree also offers a track for students interested in pursuing sign language interpreting licensing. The graduate program in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education is accredited by the Council on Education of the Deaf (CED). Our Doctor of Education in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education is one of two in the nation that focuses on Deaf Studies and Deaf Education and one of seven in the general area of Deaf Education, Special Education/Hearing Impairment, Speech and Hearing Disorders. Our deaf education MS program provides preparation for teachers entering the classroom with a bilingual-bicultural (ASL-English) philosophy.
Teacher certification plans are offered in conjunction with the major study of Deaf Education. Details concerning requirements for teacher certification and the professional education course requirements should be obtained from a graduate advisor in Deaf Education or from an undergraduate advisor in the College of Education and Human Development.
A new student initiating study at Lamar University must meet all the admission requirements of the University. Transfer students or students who wish to enter the Department of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education programs by change of major must meet admission requirements and have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 or better. Undergraduate grades of “D” are not acceptable as course completion for required departmental courses (major courses) nor are they acceptable as course completions for classes to be used as professional electives by student majors within the department. For graduate students grades of “C” are unacceptable for course completion.
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