Degrees in Education

“NELSON MENDELA SAID, ‘EDUCATION IS THE MOST POWERFUL WEAPON WHICH YOU CAN USE TO CHANGE THE WORLD.’ I WANT TO CHANGE THE LIVES OF CHILDREN BY GIVING THEM EDUCATION.” – CINDY SIEBERT, ELEMENTARY EDUCATION MAJOR

Nationally Recognized Teacher Preparation

Gallaudet has been preparing great teachers since 1891. Specialize in early childhood, elementary or secondary education. At all levels, you will build a foundation in psychology, human development, teaching methods and curriculum development that prepares you for certification in general education.

Our experienced faculty is committed to developing the best teachers in the nation. The program includes several field experiences in partner schools, culminating in a student teaching practicum. 

If your goal is to teach deaf and hard of hearing students, you may obtain your master's degree in deaf education through our graduate programs, including an 18-month program for those who have already completed an approved general education program, such as the bachelor's in education here at Gallaudet.

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Keep reading to learn more about the education program and career outcomes.


Accreditations

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

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Courses and Degree Requirements

Field Experiences

All students must complete supervised practicum experiences, including student teaching in nearby schools using a general education curriculum.

Career Outcomes

All of Gallaudet's recent education majors are employed (33 percent) or in graduate school (67 percent) within one year of graduation. Several continue their studies at Gallaudet. Our students' pass rate on state teacher licensure exams is more than 90 percent.

Learn more about alumni of the Department of Education.

Training and Job Outlook

Teachers must have a bachelor's degree. Employment of elementary and middle school teachers is projected to grow 12 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

Learn more about career opportunities in education.