Deaf Studies & Deaf Education Department: Degrees
Bachelor of Arts Degree in American Sign Language (BA- ASL)
The bachelor's degree program in American Sign Language prepares students for teaching in the EC-12 classroom. There is a track for students interested in additional training in Sign Language interpreting. Additionally, students with a BA in ASL may choose to continue with a professional graduate degree in Deaf Education. The degree plan consist of a total of 132 hours in the following categories: 48 Semester Credit Hours (SCH) in the Core Curriculum Components, 9 SCH of Foundation Electives (COSC 1371, PEDG 3310, and PEDG 3320), 45 SCH in the Major Core, 30 SCH in Professional Electives (includes 24 credit hours for the Education Component).
Masters of Science Degree in Deaf Studies/Deaf Education
Lamar University's program is an interdisciplinary program comprised of a minimum of 36 credit hours leading to a Master of Science (M.S.) Degree in Deaf Education with national Council for the Education of the Deaf (CED) certification. All teachers will earn Texas Education Agency certification (K-12).
Education Doctorate (Ed.D.) in Deaf Studies/Deaf Education
Our Deaf Studies/Education doctoral (Ed.D.) program is made up of 60 credit hours of course work plus the dissertation. We have a
full-time tract: 2 years of full time including summers plus the dissertation and a part-time tract: summers (depending on course
offerings). A one-year residency requirement is required for all candidates. We welcome deaf and hard of hearing graduate students and many
of our faculty are themselves deaf. Our program has placed its graduates in colleges and universities in New Mexico, California, Maryland,
Illinois, Texas and Saudi Arabia to name a few places.
Lamar University's Ed. D. Doctoral Alumni Web Site: The Doctoral Graduates
Lamar University reserves the right to modify degree requirements and teaching certificate requirements in keeping with legislative acts and rules established by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the State Board for Educator Certification.