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, or School Social Work), contact the program director in your department for further information. Verification of program completion is signed by Gallaudet's Certification Officer (Helen Thumann).
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
[also see What is an Interstate Contract?]
Gallaudet's M.A. or M.A.T. in Deaf Education are approved for licensure and certification. Read about how to apply for Council on Education of the Deaf (CED) Certification.
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