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Education Department

The Education Department at Gallaudet University offers a variety of undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate programs to prepare teachers to work with all ages of deaf and hard of hearing children in various kinds of educational programs and settings.


Dr. Maribel Gárate Ph.D.

Tammy Kinsler

Fowler Hall (FH) 304

(202) 250-2468  (department videophone)
(202) 651-5530 (voice)
(202) 651-5860 (fax)

Academic Programs and Departments

English Department

The Gallaudet University Department of English offers deaf and hard of hearing students a major in English with flexibility that allows them to focus in areas such as writing, teaching, or literature. The Department also offers two minors in English and Journalism.


Jill Bradbury, Ph.D.

Hall Memorial Building (HMB) W-212

(202) 618-6796 (videophone)
(202) 651-5580 (voice)

Academic Programs and Departments

English Language Institute

The mission of the Gallaudet University's English Language Institute (ELI) is to provide an intensive English as a Second Language program for American and international deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Bilingual instruction in both American Sign Language and written English provides a multicultural environment for ELI students to achieve academic, professional, and personal language goals.


Hall Memorial Building (HMB) E253

(202) 250-2606 (videophone)
(202) 651-5721 (voice)
(202) 448-6954 (fax)


Equal Opportunity Programs

In accordance with Federal and District of Columbia law, the University policy prohibits retaliation of any kind against any individual who has filed a complaint regarding discrimination or has participated in procedures to redress complaints of discrimination. Gallaudet University is committed to taking appropriate action against those who violate its policy of non-discrimination. Equal Opportunity Programs works with University Administration, departments, and committees to ensure that University policies and programs comply with applicable nondiscrimination requirements.

Equity Diversity and Inclusion

The Division of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion leads the visioning and implementation of Gallaudet University’s quest for inclusive excellence. Through compassionate listening and intentional cross-campus collaboration, we strive to transform relationships and policies to shape the Gallaudet University of the future. We will achieve our mission by implementing our six-pillar framework of inclusive excellence.