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Early Intervention Deaf Ed Master's programs [Jun. 30th, 2008|08:39 pm]
Deaf Education
 Looking at Master's degree programs in Early Intervention/Early Childhood Deaf Ed... looking for more bi-bi models or at least total communication/comprehensive based, no strictly auditory/oral.  I've kind of looked around on deafed.net, not seeing much.  Anyone have any info?  I know there's one at Gallaudet, there is an emphasis in EI/EC at the University of Utah... any others? 

And does anyone know about sources of grant/scholarship funding for future deaf ed professionals?

Thanks for your help!

[User Picture]From: whishastar
2007-10-01 10:03 am (UTC)
check out Boston University. They might have something like what you're looking for. It's more elementary based than early childhood, but otherwise fits your requirements.
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From: muchafraid76
2007-10-03 05:31 am (UTC)
I actually just got a packet of info from them last week but I haven't had too much time to browse it in depth. Thanks for the referral, though. :-)
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[User Picture]From: slinky_girl
2007-10-01 11:25 am (UTC)
I was going to say Boston University as well, but my dear friend whishastar beat me too it. As she said, it's really a general Deaf Ed. program, but you MAY be able to play around with some classes to fit your needs. It's something you could inquire about. (For example- I know most, if not all, of the teachers would be flexible and allow you to focus certain projects towards your interests. There are general teaching reading and math courses required (unless you've already take such courses and get exempt), but if you expressed an interest in focusing towards Early Ed., it may be an area they'd be willing to "play" with a bit and allow you to swap them for other similar classes that fit you better. Again, I stress the MAY. I don't actually know anyone who's done this, but it could be a possibility.

I actually graduated from BU's program so if you have any questions, please feel free to post them here or I can give you my e-mail addy and you can contact me directly if you'd prefer.

Good luck!!
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From: muchafraid76
2007-10-03 05:32 am (UTC)
Hi, thanks, see my above comment to Whishastar.

I'll look into it further. How in the heck did you manage to finance a BU education, though??
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-10-03 11:32 am (UTC)
Haha... student loans up to wahzoo! I'm convinced that I'll be paying back my student loans from both Wheelock College and BU up until right around the time I have to start paying for my own children's college education. And I don't even have children yet! Lol! Semi-kidding. Yes, it's expensive and I do have some loans, but then there's always scholarship and grant money that you can apply for... plus work-study jobs to help. I also attended BU full-time and worked full-time (except during my semester of student teaching) so that helped as well. Another hint if you actually do decide on BU- it's cheaper to get an apartment with someone(s) off campus than to live on campus. Again, feel free to contact me if you have any questions that your packet doesn't answer. ':o)
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[User Picture]From: slinky_girl
2007-10-03 11:34 am (UTC)
Sorry... that was me again in case you couldn't figure it out. Some how I wasn't logged in when I thought I was.
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[User Picture]From: randomly_me
2008-02-26 02:54 am (UTC)


being nosy, found your post. if you're still looking,

utah state university has a bi bi program (eled-deaf ed, secondary-deaf ed. might have an early childhood-deaf ed program by now also), and has a PIP program. they used to have grant funding for all grad students, but lost it a few years ago. dunno if they've found other funding.

microscopically tiny class sizes, but cheap cheap tuition and dedicated profs.
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