Disciplines

American Sign Language
Cued American English
Deaf Studies and Culture
Education
GRE Preparation
Information Technology
Infants, Toddlers, and Families
Interpreting Education
Linguistics
Praxis Test Preparation
Psychology

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American Sign Language (ASL)

CUED American English

Beginner Cued American English (2 credits)

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This course covers two critical areas in Beginner Cued Speech: skills development and context. The skills portion of this course covers all eight handshapes and phonemes used in the system then focuses on developing proficient expressive skills and beginning receptive skills. This course also covers related topics such as the various applications of cued American English and evidence-based use with children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Discussions on various ways how cued American English and American Sign Language can be immersed in a variety of settings will also take place.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor is required; contact amy.crumrine@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST $592
Instructor: Amy Crumrine
RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 3 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the Academic Coursework Activity Report Form
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Cued Speech and Cued American English I (2 credits)

PST 510-OL1 1/19/21 - 3/12/21 OPEN
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This course introduces students to the fundamental principles of Cued Speech, cued language, and cued American English and develops students' receptive and expressive cueing skills. Topics addressed include, but are not limited to: appropriate terminology, history and development of Cued Speech; research and theory supporting Cued Speech and cued language; adaptations of Cued Speech to other languages and dialects; Cued Language Transliterators, uses of cued speech in total communication, oral-aural, and bilingual education models for pediatric deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Cross-listings: HSL 711 Cued Speech & Cued American English I (2)
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; contact claire.klossner@gallaudet.edu.
Tuition: PST $592
Instructor: Claire Klossner
RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 3 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the Academic Coursework Activity Report Form
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Deaf Studies and Culture

American Sign Language Composition (3 credits)

PST 310-OL1 1/19/21 - 3/12/21 OPEN
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The purpose of the course is to prepare students to engage in critical, academic thinking through American Sign Language. Students will be introduced to historical, linguistic, literary and academic dimensions of American Sign Language. Students will learn the differences between formal and informal uses of language and gain experiences in critical analysis of American Sign Language texts. This course will also explore the theme of "Deaf Lives" and engage students in thinking about the complexities involved in identity construction and what it means to live Deaf lives today.
Cross-listings: GSR 103 American Sign Language and Deaf Studies
Prerequisite: Completion of a Deaf Studies course or ASL 4 at Gallaudet in the last 12 months, or screening placement into ASL 5. Contact aslconnect.education@gallaudet.edu to schedule an ASL Screening. Permission of department; contact arlene.kelly@gallaudet.edu.
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Richard Cornish
RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 4.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for Academic Coursework Activity Report Form
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
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ASL Literature (3 credits)

PST 203-OL1 3/15/21 - 5/7/21 OPEN
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The dynamics of oral cultures and their traditions will be introduced in this course by studying the development of oral literature and literary artists in other cultures. Then using this as background, attempts will be made to study ASL literary tradition by looking at life histories, narratives, and poetry performances.  (The formal title of this course is Oral Traditions in the Deaf Community.
Cross-listings: DST 314  ASL Literature
Prerequisite:  Completion of a Deaf Studies course or ASL 4 at Gallaudet in the last 12 months, or screening placement into ASL 5. Contact aslconnect.education@gallaudet.edu to schedule an ASL Screening. Permission of department; contact arlene.kelly@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Benjamin Jarashow
RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 4.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for Academic Coursework Activity Report Form
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Deaf Culture (3 credits)

PST 212-OL1 1/19/21 - 3/12/21 OPEN
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This is a survey of the various areas of study of deaf culture in the United States (history, folklore, anthropology, and sociology). The course begins with a macro-view at the term "culture" as it is seen through American eyes. The definition will then be applied to the Deaf experience. The course will end with an exploration of diversity within the global Deaf community.
Cross-listings: DST 204  Deaf Culture
Prerequisite: Completion of a Deaf Studies course or ASL 4 at Gallaudet in the last 12 months, or screening placement into ASL 5. Contact aslconnect.education@gallaudet.edu to schedule an ASL Screening. Permission of department; contact arlene.kelly@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Kim Pudas-Smith
RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 4.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for Academic Coursework Activity Report Form
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Development of the Transnational Deaf Public Sphere (3 credits)

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This course will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the contemporary transnational Deaf public sphere. Students will study the origination and spread of international meetings among Deaf people and the concurrent formation of transnational Deaf networks. Students will study key concepts and review case studies in transnational studies which will then be used to interrogate the nature of interconnections between Deaf communities across the globe.
Cross-listings: DST 741  Development of the Transnational Deaf Public Sphere
Prerequisite: Bachelor's degree and permission of the instructor
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Joseph Murray
RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 4.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for Academic Coursework Activity Report Form
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
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Dynamics of Oppression (3 credits)

PST 202-OL1 3/15/21 - 5/7/21 OPEN
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Students are expected to produce documentation that critically examines and discusses oppression as an idea from more than one dimension along with case studies.
Cross-listings: DST 311  Dynamics of Oppression
Prerequisite: Completion of a Deaf Studies course or ASL 4 at Gallaudet in the last 12 months, or screening placement into ASL 5. Contact aslconnect.education@gallaudet.edu to schedule an ASL Screening. Permission of department; contact arlene.kelly@gallaudet.edu.
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor:
Lindsay Dunn
RID CMP:
Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 4.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for Academic Coursework Activity Report Form
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Introduction to Deaf Studies (3 credits)

PST 210-OL1 1/19/21 - 3/12/21 OPEN
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This is an introductory survey to the field of Deaf Studies that highlights cutting edge concepts and theories at use in this field. The course will show how deaf people and sign languages are integral aspects of human diversity and how societies have responded to this diversity across different social, temporal, and cultural moments and movements.
Cross-listings: DST 101  Introduction to Deaf Studies
Prerequisite: Completion of a Deaf Studies course or ASL 4 at Gallaudet in the last 12 months, or screening placement into ASL 5. Contact aslconnect.education@gallaudet.edu to schedule an ASL Screening. Permission of department; contact arlene.kelly@gallaudet.edu.
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Matthew Malzkuhn
RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 4.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for Academic Coursework Activity Report Form
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Education

Assessment of Deaf Students with Disabilities (3 credit)

PSG 687-OL1 3/15/21 - 5/7/21 OPEN
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Students in the class will focus on concepts and methods of assessment of deaf students with disabilities with attention to administering, scoring, interpreting, and reporting on standardized educational tests. Special attention will be paid to progress monitoring through curriculum-based assessments and Response to Intervention techniques for measuring student learning. In addition, emphasis will be placed on administration and interpretation of formal and informal diagnostic procedures diagnostic reports for the purposes of IEP development and professional ethics.
Cross-listings: EDU 779-OL1  Assessment of Deaf Students with Disabilities
Prerequisite: Admitting to Certificate Program, or permission of department; contact christina.yuknis@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PSG: $888
Instructor: Julie Mitchiner
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
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Capstone II: ASL/English Bilingual Early Childhood Education for 0-5 (1 credit)

PSG 677-OL1 1/19/21 - 5/4/21 OPEN
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This capstone project course provides the opportunity for candidates in the ASL/English Bilingual Early Childhood Education: Birth to Five Certificate Program to apply and demonstrate skills, knowledge, and dispositions developed throughout the courses in the program through completing a self-designed capstone project. Candidates will show evidence of making progress with the capstone project by the end of the fall semester.
Cross-listings: EDU 768  Capstone II ASL/English Bilingual Early Childhood Education for 0-5
Prerequisite: Admitting to Certificate Program, or permission of department; contact; contact julie.mitchiner@gallaudet.edu.
Tuition: PSG: $296
Instructor: Christi Batamula
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
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Classroom Management (3 credits)

PSG 682-OL1 1/19/21 - 3/12/21 OPEN
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This course introduces students to a variety of classroom management approaches and techniques, with an emphasis on working with students who have disabilities. Students are provided with a foundation and background in behavior management and discipline in special education. They will also consider theories and techniques that apply to individual students, classroom communities, and school-wide communities a variety of instructional strategies based on evidence-based practice in general and special education.
Cross-listings: EDU 772-OL1  Classroom Management
Prerequisite: Permission of the program director; contact christina.yuknis@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PSG: $888
Instructor: Christi Batamula 
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
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Differentiating Instruction in the Content Areas (3 credits)

PSG 686-OL1 1/19/21 - 3/12/21 OPEN
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The course reviews what it means to be an effective teacher and introduces the concepts of universal design for learning (UDL) as well as differentiation to meet the needs of deaf students who have disabilities. Further studied is the concept of multiple literacies and access to content and opportunity for the development of literate and meta-cognitive thought. The lesson plan format is augmented with the development of tiered lessons by addressing three levels of content, process and/or product expectations as determined by interest level, learning style or readiness. In addition, students will become familiar with a variety of instructional strategies based on evidence-based practice in general and special education.
Cross-listings:   EDU 777  Differentiating Instruction in the Content Area
Prerequisite: Admitting to Certificate Program, or permission of department; contact christina.yuknis@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PSG: $888
Instructor: Christina Yuknis 
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
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Home-School Continuum: Collaboration with Families, Paraeducators,and Professionals (3 credits)

PSG 683-OL1 1/19/21 - 3/12/21 OPEN
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In this course, students will examine current trends and concerns which characterize the changing American family and draw implications for education, students with disabilities and their families. They will examine family, community and school structures, patterns and relationships. Students will explore a variety of theories, concepts, principles, and models utilized when implementing effective family, school, and community partnership, in addition to collaboration among IEP team members and when working with other professionals, in regard to students and families with special and diverse needs. Students will identify and discuss the uses and applications of community and school resources in supporting families and students with disabilities. They will also learn and simulate techniques for interacting with parents and examine collaboration strategies for interdisciplinary team efforts. sibling support, respite care, financial planning, transition planning, independent living, and IEP meetings.
Cross-listings: EDU 773-OL1  Home-School Continuum: Collaboration with Families, Paraeducators and Professionals
Prerequisite: Admitting to Certificate Program; or permission of department; contact christina.yuknis@gallaudet.edu.
Tuition: PSG: $888
Instructor: TBA
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
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Introduction to Research in Education (3 credits)

PST 729-OL1 1/19/21 - 3/12/21 OPEN
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The focus of this course is research as a strategy of inquiry for improving practice and advancing our professions. The general principles of qualitative, quantitative, and action research designs will be considered, along with related problems of measurement, statement, and clarification of research problems, and basic statistical methods for describing data. The goal is to produce professionals who are consumers of research in their fields who can apply research for the improvement of their school or work settings.
Cross-listings: EDU 720-OL1  Introduction to Research
Prerequisite: Admitting to Certificate Program or permission of department; contact julie.mitchiner@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: TBD
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GRE Preparation

GRE General Preparation (1 credit )

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This course prepares students for taking the general GRE as they prepare for applying to graduate school. Students will learn the type of questions presented on the exam and learn to identify the purpose and goals of questions in order to better understand them, and test-taking strategies that can also be applied to other testing situations. A review of verbal and quantitative content, as well as writing, will further prepare students for the GRE.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor; contact daniel.lundberg@gallaudet.edu with a copy to ccoe@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: $296 plus a $35 application fee for external applicants (Tuition is waived for full-time Gallaudet students only. Students are required to pay a $35 application fee at the time you submit an application.)
Instructor: Daniel Lundberg
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
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Information Technology

Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems (3 credits)

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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analytic tools are used in many disciplines and fields of practice including public health, history, sociology, political science, business, biology, international development, and information technology. Case studies used in this course may include Federal responses to natural disasters, public health impacts, census analysis for business, election analysis, or others. This course introduces students to relevant foundational concepts and processes involved in digital representation, data manipulation and management, basic data gathering/discovery, basic spatial analysis, and map composition. Students will develop an understanding of GIS capabilities to collect, examine, transform, and apply data-sets for different case studies. Students will have the opportunity to create models, projections, and recommendations through activities such as data models and basic analysis; map projects and coordinate systems; geographical databases and cartography; data collection and interpretation; and GIS project management. Students will also learn about related tools such as ArcGIS that assist public health workers, biologists, emergency management personnel, and others in public service and research. This course will teach the fundamentals and enable the students to acquire new skills in other GIS software such as QGIS. This course will utilize ArcGIS Pro software. This software will be run only on Windows-based computers. Mac users will require to create a virtual Windows on Mac in order to install ArcGIS. Prerequisites: Knowledge of basic computer file management, Microsoft Excel/PowerPoint, and basic Windows operations.
Cross-listings:  ITS 495  Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems  (Special Topic)
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor; contact daniel.lundberg@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Daniel Lundberg
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Malware Analysis and Reverse Engineering (3 credits)

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In this course, students are introduced to basic concepts, techniques, and tools relevant to malware analysis. Students will learn how to perform both static and dynamic reverse engineering techniques using disassemblers, debuggers, and other RE tools to analyze malware behavior.
Cross-listings: ITS 495   Malware Analysis and Reverse Engineering (Special Topic)
Prerequisite: Experience in information technology, computer programming, or related field and permission of the instructor; contact kyle.murbach@gallaudet.edu
Tuition:
PST: $888
Instructor: Kyle Murbach
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s)  at eCampus.
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Infants, Toddlers, and Families

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants Toddlers and their Families: Capstone Project Part II (2 credits)

PSG 665-OL1 2/2/21 - 2/26/21 OPEN
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This course provides the opportunity for candidates in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Toddlers and their Families: Collaboration and Leadership (ITF) Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate Program to engage in a capstone project related to deaf and hard of hearing infants, toddlers, and their families
Cross-listings:   ITF 706  Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Toddlers and their Families: Capstone Project Part II
Prerequisite: Admission to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Toddlers and Families: Collaboration and Leadership (ITF) Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate Program or permission of instructor; contact julie.mitchiner@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PSG: $592
Instructor: LaTrice Dowtin
Course Materials: eCampus
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Strategies for Developing Communication, Language and Cognition for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants and Toddlers (3 credits)

PSG 663-OL1 1/19/21 - 5/4/21 OPEN
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This online course is the fourth course in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Toddlers and Families: Collaboration and Leadership Interdisciplinary Certificate Program. The course addresses the methods, strategies, and techniques for developing language, communication, cognition and literacy for infants and toddlers who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families. Candidates will acquire knowledge of assessments used to describe the strengths and needs of these children. The course emphasizes an interdisciplinary collaborative approach and the roles of related professionals (e.g., audiologists, early childhood educators, speech-language pathologists, social workers, psychologists, etc.). Strategies and resources will address the continuum of communication and language opportunities including the development of spoken English and American Sign Language.
Cross-listings:   ITF 703   Strategies for Developing Communication, Language and Cognition for Deaf and HoH Infants and Toddlers 
Prerequisite: Admission to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Toddlers and Families: Collaboration and Leadership (ITF) Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate Program or permission of instructor; contact julie.mitchiner@gallaudet.edu
Tuition:
PSG: $888
Instructor:  Mary Petra Teel
Course Materials: eCampus
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Interpretation Education

Interpreting as a Career (1 credit)

PST 325-OL1 3/22/21 - 4/16/21 OPEN
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An introduction to the basic theories, principles, and practices of interpreting, this online course will address the history of the profession, interpreters' roles and responsibilities, and national/local organizations for interpreters. It is appropriate for beginning interpreters, advanced sign language students, and professionals who work with deaf people. Information is divided into four units: the field, the process, the ethics, and the setting.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: PST: $296
RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the Academic Coursework Activity Report Form
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Working as a Deaf Interpreter (2 credits)

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PST 327-OL1 January 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13, and 14. 7pm - 9:30pm ET, 11am - 3pm on 1/9/21 OPEN

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This course is designed for Deaf students to expand foundational interpreting skills and knowledge of the interpreting profession. This prepares students for the Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) exam. Students will learn about the history and trends of the field, and study the Code of Professional Conduct (CPC). The course will also provide practice with specialized skills most needed in the Deaf Interpreting field: English to ASL translation, reformulation and platform interpreting, and Pro-Tactile interpreting skills for working in the DeafBlind community.
Prerequisite: The current CDI Exam is for Deaf and Hard of Hearing applicants. Hearing applicants may want to consider taking PST 170 and PST 326 to prepare for the NIC exams. Permission of the instructor, contact alisha.bronk@gallaudet.edu. A two minute video of why you want to become a CDI is also required.
Tuition: $592 plus $35 application fee
Course materials: 
To be provided
Instructor: Alisha Bronk
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NIC Test Preparation: Interview/Performance

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PST 326-OL1 2/2/21 - 2/26/21 OPEN

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This course will prepare test candidates to take the interview and performance components of the CURRENT National Interpreter Certification examination. For the interview portion, students will practice responding to ethical scenarios as they are presented in the test. They will practice with hypothetical questions and record themselves responding to a mock exam. For the performance portion, the ten skill domains will be covered. Students will record themselves taking a mock performance exam and analyze their work. This course has pass/fail grading.
Prerequisite: Students must have passed the NIC Written Exam, or have permission of the instructor.
Tuition: $296 plus $35 application fee
Instructor: Carol Tipton
RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the  Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.
Course Materials: Purchase your textbooks:   Encounters with Reality and  Practice NIC DVD
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course enrollment.

Learning ASL Depiction through Immersion (2 credits)

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PST 354-OL1 2/22/21 - 3/19/21 M/W 7pm - 9pm ET OPEN

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This online course is geared towards propelling deaf and hearing individuals of various background further on the path of their chosen field. Immersion in this course will magnify the student’s range of classifiers, and facial grammar, two of the most vital components of an effective ASL message being transitioned from Source Language to Target Language. Participants, whether they are interpreters, teachers, educators, presenters, parents, or simply curious individuals will also learn what it means to “drop form”. The fine art of letting go of the English, lexical structure and turning it into Visual Art for the recipient of their message, whatever that message may be. Oftentimes expression in advanced ASL discourse is required, especially for interpreters and teachers, or individuals working in medical, home and educational settings, although this remains true all across the board, in a variety of settings. Students will receive virtual practice with medical texts and ASL Tales, and learn to create more effective and engaging translations. Online Zoom Videoconferencing technology and GoReact are the visual platforms that will be utilized within this course.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor, send a 2-minute video of how you want to improve your ASL skills to alisha.bronk@gallaudet.edu
Tuition:
$592 plus $35 application fee
Instructor:
Alisha Bronk
RID CMP:
Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 3 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for Academic Coursework Activity Report Form
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Linguistics

Introduction to the Structure of ASL (3 credits)

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This course provides an introductory overview of the major linguistic structures of American Sign Language. Major topics are phonology, morphology, syntax, language use, and linguistic applications. Some comparisons with English and other spoken and signed languages will be examined.
Cross-listings: INT Introduction to the Structure of ASL
Prerequisite: PST 374, or Permission of the instructor
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Casey Thorton
Course materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
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Learning Language by Eye or by Ear (1 credit)

PST 375-OL1 TBD OPEN
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This one-credit course is designed to introduce the layperson to the basics of first language acquisition, focusing on sign language acquisition as the point of departure. The first few lectures of the course will provide a crash-course in linguistics for beginners, as well as provide background for the importance of studying child language development, particularly in the context of deafness and sign language. The remainder of the course is organized chronologically, from birth to 36 months, highlighting the major developmental milestones for each age and expanding to discuss current research on selected topics of interest for each age period. Click Baby Beyond Signs to view two short videos.
Prerequisite: High school diploma or GED
Tuition: PST: $296
RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the  Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.
Instructor: Deborah Chen Pichler
Course Materials: Required reading- https://signlanguageacquisition.com/
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Sign Language and Sign Systems (3 credits)

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PST 374-OL1 1/19/21 - 5/4/21 Tues/Thurs 4 PM - 5:20 PM ET OPEN

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An introduction to the major features of languages and to the structure, use, and variation in the sign languages and sign systems commonly used in the United States. The course will cover four major topics: (1) Language: The nature and definition of languages, the uniqueness of language, and contrasts between language and other forms of communication; (2) Language and Culture: The role of language in human society, with special focus on language acquisition, language identity, and bilingualism; (3) American Sign Language Structure: A survey of the major features of the linguistic structure of ASL. Topics are Phonology: the structure of the physical signals; Morphology: the basic structure and composition of meaningful units of ASL; Syntax: word order and nonmanual syntactic signals in ASL sentences; (4) Language Variation: Language variation and language contact in the deaf community, including discussions of contact varieties of signing and systems for representing English.
Cross-listings: LIN 101  Sign Language and Sign Systems
Prerequisite:  ASL Fluency or permission of instructor; contact  deanna.gagne@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: TBD
RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 4.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the  Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
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Peer Mentoring

Peer Mentoring For Hearing Loss (2 credits)

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PSG 695-OL1 1/19/21 - 5/4/21 Mondays 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM ET OPEN

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This course is offered as part of a16-credit certificate program, the Peer Mentor Training Certificate Program, designed to train qualified hard of hearing or deaf individuals to help others adapt to their hearing losses by providing them the needed skills and support under the supervision of certified or licensed hearing health professionals. The course integrates all of the information learned in the previous six courses. Using case studies, role play and volunteer subjects, learners will assess peers and develop mentoring plans under supervision. Community resources will be explored and advocacy issues addressed. Trends in aural rehabilitation will also be discussed.
Prerequisite: Admission into Peer Mentor Training Certificate Program and successful completion of PSG 691, PSG 692, and PSG 694, or permission of instructor; contact bryn.griswold@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $592 
Instructor:  Bryn Griswold and Rebecca Castro-Arias
Course Materials: None
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Praxis Test Preparation

Praxis I Test Preparation: Reading (1 credit )

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This class provides participants with the opportunity for skill improvement, strengthening of test-taking, and sample test practice for the Reading section of the Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Assessments (PPST) test. Participants will work with the instructor to review strategies to understand, analyze, and evaluate written messages in a multiple choice format. Class is taught in ASL.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor; contact shay.taylor@gallaudet.edu with a copy to ccoe@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: $296 plus a $35 application fee for external applicants (Tuition is waived for full-time Gallaudet students only. Students are required to pay a $35 application fee at the time you submit an application.)
Instructor: Shay Taylor
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Praxis I Test Preparation: Math (1 credit) is being offered face-to-face. Register at Praxis Core Preparation: Math

Praxis I Test Preparation: Writing (1 credit )

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Participants are provided the opportunity to improve their ability to communicate effectively through writing and receive feedback on their strengths and weaknesses in preparation for the writing section of the Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Assessment. The sessions will also provide practice in recognizing errors in grammar, structure, mechanics, word choice and idiomatic use in a multiple choice format.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor; contact shay.taylor@gallaudet.edu with a copy to ccoe@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: $296 plus a $35 application fee for external applicants (Tuition is waived for full-time Gallaudet students only. Students are required to pay a $35 application fee at the time you submit an application.)
Instructor: Shay Taylor
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Praxis I Test Preparation: Math (1 credit) is being offered face-to-face. Register at Praxis Core Preparation: Math

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Psychology and Deaf People (3 credits)

PST 409-OL1 3/15/21 - 5/7/21 OPEN
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The course will consider the psychological development and psychosocial issues of Deaf people. Topics covered will include cognitive, linguistic, and personality development, mental health, and interpersonal behavior.
Cross-listings: PSY 270  Psychology and Deaf People
Prerequisite: Completion of a college level Introduction to Psychology course with a grade of C or higher and permission of the instructor; contact  raylene.paludneviciene@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Raylene Paludneviciene
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Lifespan Development (3 credits)

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PST 407-OL1 1/19/21 - 3/12/21 OPEN

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In this course, students will examine major models of human development across the lifespan. Biological and psychological approaches will be used to examine physical, cognitive, and social development from conception to death. Specific attention will be paid to cultural and ethnic diversity in development.
Cross-listings: PSY 210 Lifespan Development
Prerequisite: Completion of a college level Introduction to Psychology course with a grade of C or higher and permission of the instructor; contact  raylene.paludneviciene@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Raylene Paludneviciene
RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 4.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the  Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

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