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. In this practicum, you will work with hearing students and teachers in local area classrooms.
If your goal is to teach deaf and hard of hearing students, you may obtain your master's degree in deaf education through our five-year combined bachelor's/master's program.
Keep reading to learn more about the education program and career outcomes.
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Learn more about the Department of Education.
Courses and Degree Requirements
- B.A. in Education with a Specialization in Early Childhood Education
- B.A. in Education with a Specialization in Elementary Education
- B.A. or B.S. in Education with a Specialization in Secondary Education: Science, English, Mathematics or Social Studies
- Program of Study for the Minor
- M.A. in Education: Teacher Preparation Program
- Ph.D., Ed.S. and M.A. in Deaf Education
- M.A. in International Development
All students must complete supervised practicum experiences, including student teaching in nearby schools using a regular education curriculum for hearing students.
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.