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Specialist (Ed.S.) in Deaf Education

Web: Department of Education

Dr. Fred Mangrubang, Program Director
Fowler Hall 301B

The Educational Specialist in Deaf Education program is a self-paced, individualized course of study for professionals who seek proficiency in an area of specialization. This is a self-paced degree program offering specializations based on the interests of the candidate and the availability of faculty members within the specialization to mentor the candidate.  Specializations offered include, but are not limited to, ASL/English bilingual education, early education, special education, science and math education, and literacy. 


Admissions Procedures

Applicants for the Ed.S. in Deaf Education must complete the application procedures and meet the requirements for graduate study at Gallaudet University. Visit the Graduate Admissions web site for more information and a checklist of application requirements. Detailed program information and course descriptions are also available under the 'Overview' and 'Courses' tabs.



First Date for Consideration of Application: No set date
Last Date for Completed Application: No set date

Program Specific Requirements

A master's degree from an accredited institution with a grade point average of 3.0 or better.

At least two years of successful experience with deaf and hard of hearing students (as shown in supporting documentation from applicant's supervisor). Evidence of satisfactory ASL proficiency (e.g., ASLPI scoring report, SCPI scoring report, or videotexts).

Program of Study

The 30 credit hour program is individually designed by the student and advisor within the following framework (approximate credits hours indicated):

  • Professional Issues (6 credit hours)
  • Specialization courses (15 credit hours)
  • Elective courses (6 credit hours)

EDU 799 Independent Study (3 credit hours) (Each candidate will have to do a major research project and paper)

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