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.

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Deaf Studies News

International Week of Deaf People: Kaila Cruz

October 13, 2023

Kaila Cruz

International Week of Deaf People, also known as Deaf Awareness Week, is an initiative that was established by World Federation of the Deaf and first launched in Rome, Italy in 1958. The goal of the initiative is to celebrate Deaf people. This celebration takes place annually in September. The theme for 2023’s International week of Deaf People is A World Where Deaf People Everywhere Can Sign Anywhere. In support of International Week of Deaf People, the Michael D. Eisner College of Education and the department of Deaf Studies is proud to highlight Kaila Cruz, one of our all-star students majoring in Deaf Studies.  Read more

International Week of Deaf People

September 28, 2023

International Week of Deaf People 2023

The Deaf Studies Department celebrated the International Week of Deaf People from September 18 through September 24. The theme for this year was A World Where Deaf People Can Sign Anywhere! We were pleased to spotlight a few of our amazing Deaf Studies majors to celebrate this week and raise awareness about the Deaf Community and Deaf Culture. Read more


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