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A message regarding the Deaf Education Master's Program:

The Department of Communicative Sciences and Deaf Studies, in consultation with the dean of the College of Health and Human Services, has decided to temporarily pause admissions to the Deaf Education graduate program and credential program for the 2019-20 academic year.

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) has revised the standards for all teaching credentials in the state including the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education Specialist Credential. CTC has issued new standards for the credentials, which must be implemented by universities.

This one-year pause on admissions will allow the department to revise its Deaf and Hard of Hearing credential and graduate program, retool the pathway for this graduate program, and at the same time, streamline the process. The resulting changes will both strengthen the curriculum and empower students to obtain this vital degree more quickly.

Currently enrolled students will not be affected by this change.

We will resume accepting applications for fall 2020 admissions to the graduate and credential programs. The deadline for applications for fall 2020 admission will be April 1, 2020.  



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Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Communicative Sciences and Deaf Studies at California State University, Fresno is to disseminate knowledge and to train professionals in speech-language pathology, audiology, deaf education, deaf studies, and interpreting who will provide quality service to the public. The Department will accomplish this mission by providing a stimulating leaning environment for enhancing personal and educational development, promoting understanding of people of various cultures, and offering opportunities for research and scholarship in communicative sciences and deaf studies.

Equal Opportunity Statement

California State University, Fresno is one of the California State Universities and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution, which does not discriminate because of sex, race, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status or disability. The California State University is committed to providing equal opportunities to men and women CSU students in all campus programs, including intercollegiate athletics.