Master of Science in Deaf Education

The Master of Science in Deaf Education (MSDE) program prepares students as teachers of children who are deaf and hard of hearing. With origins going back to 1914, the program is recognized internationally as one of the most prestigious of its kind. The program’s intensive curriculum, emphasis on immersion in practice teaching, and experienced faculty attract students nationally from a wide variety of backgrounds.

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.

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