The Master of Science in Deaf Education (MSDE) program trains teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing, preparing them as professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to work in a variety of settings with children from birth to grade 12. The early identification of hearing loss and advanced hearing technologies have increased the national need for teachers with experience in listening and spoken language, creating opportunities for our graduates across the country. During the first year of study, students complete foundational course work and begin observation and practice teaching; advanced course work and formal practice teaching experiences are completed during the second year.