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Dr. Julie Mitchiner, Program Director
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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.
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 website for more information and a checklist of application requirements. Detailed program information and course descriptions are also available under the ‘Overview’ and ‘Courses‘ tabs.
Program Specific Requirements
Program of Study
Candidates in the Special Program are required to complete a capstone project that will result in a product and presentation. Each candidate works with the advisor to establish a committee of three, including the advisor and two faculty members, and to develop a capstone proposal, due to the committee no later than November 1. The capstone proposal must include: (1) a justification for the project; (2) goals and learning outcomes that align with the program outcomes; (3) learning activities; and (4) assessments of the learning outcomes. The proposal must also specify the nature of the product and a plan for the presentation. The committee will meet with the candidate to review and approve the proposal within two weeks of the submission. An approved capstone proposal must be signed off by the MA program director no later than one month prior to graduation.
Literacy Course: EDU 621 or EDU 631 or EDU 641
EDU 789: Students must satisfy a background check prior to beginning EDU 789
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
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