Why Choose MSSE at RIT/NTID?


With the pressing need for more secondary education teachers, especially in science and mathematics, the strong foundation RIT provides in these areas creates an exceptional environment for deaf, hard-of-hearing and hearing students to pursue a teaching degree.

MSSE offers the following advantages:

  • Personal attention from program faculty members
  • Dual certification in a secondary school content area in grades 7-12 for students who are hearing or deaf as well as in deaf education for grades K-12.
  • Strong faculty with expertise in: pedagogy, language development, teaching and curriculum, speech development, research, educational technology, youth and adolescent development, student advisement and placement, and educational issues
  • Variety of student-teaching placement options
  • Access to a wide array of research materials
  • Extensive library resources on education of students who are deaf or hard of hearing, Deaf culture, sign language and curriculum materials
  • Thorough and thoughtful personal advising
  • Close proximity to schools for deaf students and mainstream programs
  • A vibrant Deaf community in Rochester, N. Y.
  • Numerous seminars and workshops focused on contemporary educational and cultural topics
  • Immersion in sign language
  • Collaborative projects with faculty, staff members and students