Professional Licensure Disclosures
In compliance with the U.S. Department of Education and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education for participation in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA), Gallaudet University provides information pertaining to professional licensure and certification.
The following is recommended BEFORE beginning a program if considering a Gallaudet University program that leads to professional licensure with the intent to be licensed outside of the District of Columbia:
- Review the licensing information provided for the applicable program(s) below
- Contact the appropriate licensing agency in the U.S. states and territories where licensure is intended. This will enable you to obtain the most up-to-date information about licensure requirements and confirm how an Gallaudet University program facilitates those requirements.
While a program may not be formally approved, it may still meet all or a portion of the "educational" requirements for licensure in other states and territories. Therefore, it may be necessary for you to contact the licensing agency directly to find out if a Gallaudet University program will meet educational requirements.
Additionally, while progressing through any of these programs, we recommended that you check licensing agency requirements regularly to monitor whether they have changed in a manner that impacts your licensure plans.
To learn more, please review the licensure information provided for the program of interest or review the state dropdown for all programs.
- B.A. Education: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or Secondary Education - Teacher Educator
- M.A. Education: Teacher Preparation: Deaf Education, Early Childhood Education & Deaf Education, Elementary Education & Deaf Education, or Secondary Education & Deaf Education - Teacher Educator
Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences
Licensure in Washington, D.C.
Students completing one of Gallaudet's state-approved license programs are eligible for a D.C. State License.
School Service Providers
For School Service Providers seeking a D.C. License (i.e., School Psychology, School Counseling, orSchool Social Work), contact the program director in your department for further information. Verification of program completion is signed by Gallaudet's Certification Officer.
If you will be applying for a teaching license, we recommend that you first get your DC teaching license even if you will later get a license in another state. Why? Often the process is easier if you already have a license in the state in which you completed your program. The information below will help you with both processes.
- Applying for a D.C. Teaching License
- How to Obtain a Background Check, as required by DC
- Getting a Teaching License from Another State (Contact state licensure offices in teh state you want to be licensed. Our office comletes program and licensure verification forms.)