Graduate Deaf Education Program at Canisius College Now More Affordable

December 19, 2017


The Canisius College Graduate Deaf Education Program reduced its credit hour requirement from 58 to 46, making it more affordable. The mission-centric program is one of only seven in New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio and 48 nationwide and boasts a 100 percent job placement rate. With a master’s degree in Deaf Education, you can learn how to interrelate the effects of hearing loss on language, learning, cognition and speech. 

The two-year program is a collaboration between St. Mary’s School for the Deaf, a comprehensive educational and residential program for deaf children from birth to age 21. Graduate interns have opportunities to student teach, work in before and after school programs, and perform field experiences.  Students can choose to live at St. Mary’s while they attend the program, which  offers an opportunity to interact on a continuous basis with the school’s resident students. Interns can also work with students who are deaf or hard of hearing in field experiences in community organizations and in the public schools.

“Canisius College graduate students in the Deaf Education Program are an integral part of the St. Mary’s School for the Deaf community,” says Timothy M. Kelly, superintendent for St. Mary’s. “There are unlimited opportunities to assist in all of the St. Mary's program offerings.”

The Canisius College Deaf Education Program has a stellar reputation in the field and Employment is available throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.

 “The Deaf Education program prepares educators to further the mission of the college,” Jeffrey Lindauer, PhD, dean of the School of Education and Human Services. “Our interns are known to have the knowledge, skills and dispositions to be effective teachers of the deaf or hard of hearing. Our graduates are in demand and many have jobs already lined up before graduation.”

Upon program completion, previously certified candidates receive New York State certification as teachers of the deaf or hard of hearing. Uncertified candidates may also complete the program while also pursuing Childhood or Adolescence certification.

Interested candidates should contact the Canisius Graduate Admissions Office at (716) 888-2109 or click here.