Division Chair Amanda Smith
This division houses two undergraduate majors, American Sign Language/English Interpreting and American Sign Language Studies; two undergraduate minors: Special Education/Rehabilitation Counseling and American Sign Language Studies; and four graduate programs: Rehabilitation Counseling; Rehabilitation Counseling: Deaf; Mental Health Counseling; Interpreting Studies; and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education.
To prepare professionals to provide effective communication, rehabilitation and educational services to individuals with disabilities or special needs. The division promotes respect and sensitivity for others in order to enhance the quality of life for all.
- Prepare educators to work with children and young adults who have disabilities.
- Prepare rehabilitation counselors and professionals to work with persons who are deaf or have disabilities.
- Prepare American Sign Language (ASL) professionals to work with members of the deaf community, to interpret between ASL and English and to prepare interpreter educators.
Information may be obtained from the Deaf Studies and Professional Studies Division office (RWEC) at 503-838-8322, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at wou.edu/dsps.