Master of Education in Deaf Education

Boston University’s EdM in Deaf Education is one of the only programs in the United States dedicated to theoretical and applied research in Deaf Education from a bilingual/bicultural perspective. We approach teacher training in unique ways, enabling students to take advantage of close partnerships with schools for the Deaf. These partnerships offer authentic learning experiences and valuable fieldwork opportunities in which theory and current research can inform practice.

Our bilingual approach to Deaf Education reflects the notion that all Deaf children should be exposed to American Sign Language (ASL) as a natural and accessible first language; English is acquired as a second language through reading and writing using a range of visual strategies; Deaf people must influence the educational, cultural, and social systems that impact their lives. We strive to lead the way in the promotion of innovative scholarship and high quality training to ensure that Deaf individuals and their teachers realize their full potentials.

Program Contact Information: Programs in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education,
Graduate Admissions Contact Information:, 617-353-4237

For program requirements and additional details, please visit the BU Bulletin.

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