Master of Science in Deaf Education

The Master of Science in Deaf Education (MSDE) program trains teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing, preparing them as professionals with the knowledge and skills to work in a variety of settings with children of all ages. Early identification of hearing loss and advanced hearing technologies have increased the national need for teachers with experience in listening and spoken language, creating opportunities for our graduates across the country. With its origins dating back to 1914, the training program is recognized internationally as one of the best of its kind.

Up to 100% scholarships are available for qualified students. No prerequisite courses, background in education, or sign language experience required.

Accreditation and certification

The program is accredited by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Council on Education of the Deaf (CED). All graduates of the two-year program will meet the academic, practical and research requirements for initial certification in Missouri (deaf/hearing impaired, birth-grade 12) and by CED.  PACS is also a Partner Member of OPTION Schools, which are listening and spoken language specialty programs for children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Application fee waivers are available for all applicants to the MSDE program.

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