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Grad students using sign language.

Deaf Education, M.S.

Since its inception in 1967 as a joint effort between McDaniel College and the Maryland School for the Deaf, McDaniel's M.S. in Deaf Education has built on its mission to prepare outstanding (and award-winning) teachers.

Degree Types
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Program Cost
$537 per credit
Total credits

Why McDaniel for Deaf Education?

Customized Schedule

Through a unique blend of immersive content courses on campus during the summer term highlighted by online courses during the academic year, you will graduate expertly trained and prepared.

Excellent Outcomes & Accreditation

Graduates are prepared to teach Deaf students at either the elementary or secondary level and are employed throughout the United States, Canada, and other countries. The Deaf Education program is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation* and is approved by the Council on Education of the Deaf (CED) and the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE).

*The Deaf Education program in Graduate and Professional Studies was reviewed and accredited by the NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teachers) in 2017. McDaniel College will be reviewed by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) in the next cycle of accreditation in 2024.

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A Bilingual Experience

Through our program, you'll have a bilingual experience with the use of ASL in all courses. Your training will culminate in a bilingual internship that will hone your skills and prepare you for professional growth. 

What You Need to Know About the M.S. in Deaf Education

Admissions Requirements

  • Application for graduate study 
  • Official undergraduate transcript conferring bachelor’s degree from accredited institution with 2.5 GPA
  • American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) minimum entrance score of 2+
  • English Proficiency Essay (EPE) minimum entrance score of 3

Degree Requirements

A Model Program

Since 1967, the M.S. in Deaf Education at McDaniel College has prepared graduates to excel as leading educators of deaf students around the world. Stephen Farias, an English teacher at the Model Secondary School for the Deaf, shares his experience as a student in the graduate program at McDaniel.