Master of Science
Deaf Education

Master of Science<br>Deaf Education

Field experience in graduate school

The Canisius College graduate deaf education program follows a comprehensive philosophy providing multiple opportunities for graduate interns to observe, to participate and to volunteer in a variety of programs with varying educational philosophies using different communication modes.

Local Observations

  • Summit Educational Resources
  • Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center
  • Southeast Works
  • Deaf Adult Services
  • People, Inc.

Classrooms Observations

  • St. Mary’s School for the Deaf
  • Public School Programs
    • Williamsville Public Schools
    • West Seneca Public Schools
    • Clarence Public Schools
    • Erie 1 BOCES
    • Niagara-Orleans BOCES
    • Erie 2 BOCES

Out of the Area Observations

  • Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
  • DePaul School for the Deaf
  • New York State School for the Deaf
  • Rochester School for the Deaf
  • National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Volunteer Opportunities

  • St. Mary’s School for the Deaf
    • Homecoming Weekend
    • Halloween Skating Party
    • After School Clubs
    • Sports
    • Yearly Play

New York State requires field experience in all four developmental areas from birth through age 21. Graduates of the Canisius College Deaf Education program fulfill that requirement in a variety of ways.

The primary practicum site for the Canisius College Program is the St. Mary's School for the Deaf.  However, there are a variety of philosophies and communication methodologies available through the Western New York area for practicum placement.  Coursework throughout the program includes opportunities to observe and interact with children who are deaf or hard of hearing at these locations.