Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Toddlers, and Families: Collaboration and Leadership Interdisciplinary Certificate Program

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Now accepting applications for May 2018

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Toddlers and their Families: Collaboration and Leadership Interdisciplinary Certificate Program is a hybrid program (online & on-campus instruction) that provides professionals from a wide range of disciplines with current evidence-based knowledge and skills for working with families and their very young children who are deaf or hard of hearing. It can be taken for either PST or graduate credit. This interdisciplinary program provides an overview of professional and ethical practices, communication and language(s), families, and developmental assessment and programming. Candidates will acquire leadership, advocacy and collaboration skills that promote age and developmentally appropriate outcomes for infants and toddlers. All coursework and experiences reflect principles of diversity including understanding and appreciation of language diversity (ASL and English, as well as other home languages). Online presentations will be available through American Sign Language and spoken English or English captions. The program of study is below.

Program of Study (18 credits)

Summer 1

PST 660 - Socio-Cultural and Political Contexts for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Toddlers, and their Families (online and on campus, 3 credits)
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PST 661- Communication, Language and Cognitive Development: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants and Toddlers (online, 3 credits)
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Fall 1

PST 662 Leadership Perspectives on Families with Deaf or Hard of Hearing Infants and Toddlers: Their Cultures and Communities (online, 3 credits)
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PST 665 - Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Toddlers and their Families: Capstone Project Part I (self-designed,1 credit)
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Spring 1

PST 663 Strategies for Developing Communication, Language and Cognition for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants and Toddlers (online, 3 credits)
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PST 665 - Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Toddlers and their Families: Capstone Project Part II (online, 2 credits)
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Summer 2

PST 664 A Developmental Approach to Programming for Infants/Toddlers and their Families (online and on campus, 3 credits)
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Application Deadline: February 1 or until all possible slots are filled.

Admission Requirements

Applicants for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Toddlers, and Families: Collaboration and Leadership Program Interdisciplinary Certificate Program must meet the following program requirements.
1. A completed CCOE Application Form, including payment of a $75 non-refundable application fee.
2. A bachelors degree in a related field as evidenced by submission of an official transcript from an accredited university.
3. A minimum 3.0 grade point average (on a four-point scale) in all previous undergraduate (and graduate if applicable) study. Occasionally, applicants with a GPA lower than 3.0 may be admitted conditionally upon the recommendation of the department.
4. One letter of recommendation.
5. Evidence of professional program, certificate, or license held or in process of obtaining OR evidence of current or prospective employment related to deaf and hard of hearing infants, toddlers and families.
6. A one-page written essay (or 10 minute signed video) indicating the reason for your interest in obtaining a certificate focused on deaf and hard of hearing infants, toddlers and their families.
7. Technology requirements and Computer Requirements/skills: A Mac or PC computer with access to the internet capable of running a most recent and updated web browser is necessary for participation in our online courses. The minimum operating system are Windows XP or higher for PC and MacOS 10.5 or higher for Mac. See Online Computer Requirements for more detailed information. Students are responsible for obtaining their own Internet access and are expected to have basic computer and internet literacy prior to the start of the course, including use of email, word processing programs, presentation programs (such as PowerPoint), and the internet to search for information.

If you are interested in applying for the graduate certificate program instead of the professional studies certificate program, please visit Graduate Admissions website for more information or contact itf.prgoram@gallaudet.edu.

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