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Master of Arts in Deaf Education

A Partnership with Fontbonne University

Fontbonne University and Clarke have collaborated to offer a Master of Arts in Deaf Education.

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Master of Arts in Deaf Education

Who is this program for?

Graduate students interested in learning how to serve children who are deaf or hard of hearing in inclusive educational settings.

How is the program designed?

This program is designed to prepare a new generation of professionals in education of the deaf. This hybrid model offers coursework through Fontbonne University (using distance technology) and practicum for graduate students in the Northeast region of the United States. It stresses an interdisciplinary approach, incorporating the principles of best practice from education of the deaf, early childhood education, speech-language pathology and special education.

Classes are small and highly interactive. All coursework is presented by instructors through face-to-face instruction or via real-time distance technology. Faculty are nationally recognized, experienced and committed to each graduate student’s success. Many faculty members currently work with children and families, sharing their expertise through technological advancements, evidence-based practices and innovative techniques.

What will I learn?

The 42-credit-hour curriculum will prepare graduate students to:

Where can I gain access to this program?

Clarke Boston

Clarke New York

Clarke Northampton

Clarke Philadelphia

CREC/Soundbridge in Connecticut

Bergen County Hearing Impaired Program in New Jersey

What are people saying?

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Right away I felt a sense of belonging and that this program was going to shape me into the professional that I want to be.

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The Clarke-Fontbonne Program provides us with the kinds of hands-on opportunities that other programs don’t offer.

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An advantage of the Clarke-Fontbonne Program is having the opportunity to work with experienced faculty from across the country.

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Working directly with children and families throughout the entire program has given me insight to what life will be like as a deaf educator; and has certainly improved my confidence and ability to jump into the professional world.

Master of Arts in Deaf Education

Grants, Aid, Scholarships and More

Fontbonne University is applying for a federal grant to support students specializing in preparing educators to serve children who are deaf or hard of hearing in inclusive educational settings. If the grant is awarded, 36 hours of tuition will be funded for eight graduate students.

Other scholarships, grants and funding may be available for accepted applicants. Opportunities include:

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Proven Results


More than 25 graduates in the first four years of the program


of graduates in the first four years of the program were placed in jobs

Our Stories


Meet Gio, who was born with profound sensorineural hearing loss and loves to swim.

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Meet Kamran, a three-year-old who enjoys outdoor activities.

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Meet Tiffany, a Clarke alum and a senior engineer at a medical tech company.

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