Graduate and Professional Studies
Since its inception in 1967 as a joint effort between McDaniel College and the Maryland School for the Deaf, McDaniel College's Master of Science program in Deaf Education has built on its mission to prepare outstanding teachers of deaf students. Philosophically, the program views deaf students from a bilingual perspective. For graduates, that translates into a genuine acceptance of and respect for the language and culture of deaf people, as well as a driving commitment to provide students with experiences that encourage literacy development and academic achievement. Come connect with an energetic community of individuals pursuing teaching credentials for deaf students at elementary or secondary levels, or become a specialist to guide deaf students whose first language is ASL or to aide deaf and hearing students learning ASL as a second language. Program Features: * Provides a bilingual experience in a sizable and diverse community that remains small enough to allow close learning relationships. * Requires and reinforces ASL fluency: All classes are taught in ASL. * Balances full-time faculty with adjunct instructors who draw course content from best practices in the field. * Offers Elementary/Secondary certification for teachers of deaf students, as well as ASL Specialist and Literacy Specialist programs. * Offers convenient schedules to fit your career path: full-time, part-time, or summers-only options. * Expands career and learning opportunities through internships in premier bilingual programs across the United States and Canada.
Facts & Figures
Classification: Baccalaureate College—Liberal Arts
Locale: Small Suburb
Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999