The Graduate Certificate in Deaf History offers training in the growing field of deaf history. It provides graduate level courses in a broad range of related topics, including Deaf American, European, Media, and Disability history. Our courses promote history research methods and content, emphasizing how techniques of social and cultural history can be applied to the history of deaf people and communities around the world. Professionals who learn about the history of deaf people will bring new insights and scholarship to their teaching, sign language interpreting, researching, writing, counseling, and social work. The program offers courses during the summer and academic year as well as on-line courses.
Who Should Apply?
This program is for professionals who want to learn about the history of deaf people and who are seeking new insights and information to benefit their teaching, sign language interpreting, research, writing, counseling, or social work. This program is design to appeal not only to traditional students in history, but also to such professionals well-versed in deafness as interpreters, deaf studies teachers, psychologists and sociologists working with deaf clients, secondary level deaf educators, and Gallaudet alumni. The summer program is structured to appeal to students locally and nationally.
Some Tangible Benefits to Applying
This program will expose you to the many ways of understanding and producing deaf history. It will help strengthen your analytical skills and enhance your ability to research and collect information. In addition, it empowers students with the knowledge of deaf heritage and ways of preserving and promoting deaf history. The tools gained from this program may expand your professional options as well. Because these are approved, graduate-level courses, certificate recipients may use the certificate as justification for salary enhancement.