M.A. in Deaf Education: Special Program

The Master of Arts in Deaf Education: Special Program is especially designed for international students who already have a bachelor's degree in education or equivalent, plan to study deaf education, and return to their home countries to teach deaf students in educational settings. The core courses provide a foundation in the theory and pedagogy required to teach deaf students. This program does not lead to teacher certification or licensure.

For the program of study and requirements for the M.A. in Deaf Education (Special Programs), click the link "Program of Study" in the right-side menu.

For more information about this program, contact us at MADeafEducation@gallaudet.edu.

Admissions Procedures

Applicants for the M.A. in Deaf Education: Special Program 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 in the Graduate Catalog.



First Date for Consideration of Application: February 15
Last Date for Completed Application: No set date

Program Specific Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in Education (or equivalent degree)
  • Goal statements in American Sign Language on DVD (Applicants must have at least sufficient signing skills to be considered.)
  • GPA 3.0
  • Three Letters of Reference
  • TOEFL scores
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