Deaf Studies

Deaf Studies

Welcome to the Deaf Studies Department

Welcome to Spring 2024!

Shari Tarver Behring

We are proud that the Michael D. Eisner College of Education remains one of the largest Colleges of Education in the CSU system, providing to our surrounding communities hundreds of outstanding new professionals in the fields of education, counseling, administration, and Deaf Studies. The Eisner College engages in transformative education and initiatives that put into practice our commitment to social justice, equity, access, and inclusion, and supporting the social-emotional well-being of university, school, and community members. I am grateful to our talented faculty, staff, alumni, and community partners, all instrumental in ensuring the excellence of our educational programs and community-serving centers. We have much to celebrate as we send forth our students to make positive contributions to our world!

Dean Shari Tarver Behring

Department Directory  

 Below please find contact information and resources. Should you need any assistance of any kind, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Deaf Studies General Information:

Deaf Studies Advisement:

Faculty Office Hours & Contact Information

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Permission Number Request:

Interpreter Education Program:

Volunteer Interpreter Accommodations:

Deaf Studies Association:

A&R Information—Current Students:

A&R Information—Prospective Students:

COVID-19 Information & Resources:

Deaf Studies News

Project PRISM-Ed Hosts Deaf Education Leadership Academy

March 1, 2024

Project PRISM-Ed

On Friday, Feb 23, 2024, Project PRISM-Ed (Preparation and Retention of Social Justice and Equity-Minded Educators of Deaf Studies) hosted their first annual Deaf Education Leadership Academy. Over 120 people attended the Academy, which was held at the Northridge Center in the University Student Union. Dean Shari Tarver-Behring welcomed attendees that included both hearing and deaf CSUN community members, alumni, LAUSD faculty and staff, and parents. Read more


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