ASL Dr. Jean Andrews, interim chair, with visiting faculty Dr. Millicent Musyoka Student studying Dr. Zanthia Smith DSDE Professors Dr. Merrilee Geitz doctoral students

Welcome to the Department of Deaf Studies & Deaf Education

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, mainstream programs in the public school, community colleges, universities and research labs in order to give the students a state-of-the-art curriculum and rich intern experiences.

American Sign Language Welcome Video