DSDE doctoral studentsDSDE Game NightASL StudentStudent and professor speaking ASLStudent readingDr. Smith teaching class

DSDE doctoral students at a recent conference of the Society for Research in Child Development. Students at LU have a number of opportunities to present their research at conference and symposiums, both at the graduate and undergraduate level.

DSDE doctoral students regularly organize and host "ASL Social Nights" for ASL undergraduate students and Deaf students at Lamar University. Students who attend bring snacks and play silent games utilizing ASL and Deaf culture to practice their receptive and expressive skills.

Our department prepares American Sign Language teachers and interpreters, teachers of Deaf children from early childhood to secondary levels, as well as university professors and administrators.

We have a culturally and linguistically accessible department and one that is supportive of your professional career goals.

The Department of Deaf Studies & Deaf Education is an accredited member of the Council on Education of the Deaf.
The department offers three degrees in deaf studies and deaf education.

Welcome to the Department of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education

We have a culturally and linguistically accessible department and one that is supportive of your professional career goals. We are sure you would be inspired, challenged, and encouraged should you decide to study at Lamar University. The university is situated in Beaumont, Texas, approximately 90 miles from Houston and affords numerous opportunities for a wide range of educational and cultural experiences.

Our department prepares American Sign Language teachers and interpreters, teachers of Deaf children from early childhood to secondary levels, as well as university professors and administrators.

Known for its American Sign Language/English bilingual philosophy, the department offers three degrees:

Students work close with our Deaf and hearing faculty in a culturally and linguistically accessible and friendly setting.  The department has partnerships with state schools for the Deaf, mainstreamed programs in the public schools, community colleges, universities and research labs in order to give the students a state-of-the-art curriculum and rich intern experiences.

To be considered a graduate student in our Masters of Science or Doctor of Education program, one must be formally admitted to the university and come to campus for an interview.  If you need help with your application materials, please feel free to contact us at (409) 880- 8170 or by VideoPhone at (409) 681-4816.

We look forward to meeting you and supporting you in your success at Lamar University!