Our Mission

The department of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education (DSDE) cultivates and inspires students with research base innovative learning opportunities to become scholars, service providers, and allies who revolutionize the field of ASL/English bilingual Deaf education, ASL, and Deaf Studies.  DSDE also promotes effective communication that allows partnerships and collaboration within a diverse community, including deaf and hearing populations.

Lamar University is a member of the Texas State University System, and is nationally recognized as a Carnegie Doctoral Research University. It is rated as one of the best educational values in the state of Texas, and in North America, based on its average cost to students.