Summer Online Courses

Disciplines

American Sign Language
Deaf Studies and Culture
Education
History
Infants, Toddlers and Families Interpretation Education
Test Preparation

American Sign Language (ASL)

ASL I (3 credits)

CourseDatesStatus
PST 301-OL1 6/10/19-8/2/19 OPEN
PST 301-OL2 6/10/19-8/2/19 OPEN
PST 301-OL3 6/10/19-8/2/19 OPEN
PST 301-OL4 6/10/19-8/2/19 OPEN
PST 301-OL5 6/10/19-8/2/19 OPEN
PST 301-OL6 6/10/19-8/2/19 OPEN

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This course introduces the basics of American Sign Language (ASL) and is designed for students who have little or no previous knowledge of ASL. Readiness for learning will be approached via visual-gestural communication techniques, visual discrimination, and visual memory exercises. ASL questions, commands, and other simple sentence structures are introduced to develop rudimentary conversational skills in ASL. Information about the Deaf Community and Deaf Culture will be introduced.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $950
Instructor: TBD
Course Materials:
2) GoReact ($19.95)
Click to view Online ASL I Syllabus in PDF format for more information.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

ASL II (3 credits)

CourseDatesSTATUS
PST 302-OL1 6/10/19-8/2/19 OPEN
PST 302-OL2 6/10/19-8/2/19 OPEN

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This course is designed to continue development of American Sign Language (ASL) skills with primary focus on refining the use of basic ASL sentence types. Pronominalization, classifiers, spatial referencing, pluralization, and temporal and distributional aspects are introduced. Students will learn routine communicative functions of the language: asking, requesting, providing clarification, giving and asking for directions. Information about the Deaf Community and Deaf Culture will be included.
Prerequisite: ASL I with a grade of "B" or better, or equivalent and permission of program coordinator.
Tuition: $950
Instructor: TBD
Course Materials:
2) GoReact ($19.95)
Click to view Online ASL II Syllabus in PDF format for more information.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.


Deaf Studies and Culture

ASL Literature (3 credits)

CourseDatesStatus
PST 203-OL1 5/20/19 - 7/12/19 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: PST 314-OL1  ASL Literature
Prerequisite: Permission of department; contact h-dirksen.bauman@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.
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Deaf Women Studies (3 credits)  $888

CourseDatesStatus
PST 222-OL1 5/20/19 - 7/12/19 OPEN

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This course will explore how the field of women's studies came into being by way of the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention. Issues faced by both hearing and deaf women will be investigated: career, educational opportunities, reproduction, and patriarchy, among others.
Cross-listings: DST 402-OL1  Deaf Women Studies
Prerequisite: Permission of department; contact aslconnect@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: $888
Instructor: Tawny Holmes
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.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Black Deaf People Studies (3 credits) $888

CourseDatesStatus
PST 223-OL1 6/24/19 - 8/16/19 OPEN

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This course primarily examines black deaf people in America including the Caribbean Islands and Africa. The course is organized to focus on the history, education, community and culture, language, and psychosocial forces that influence black deaf people's experience. It will concentrate on the social, political, and cultural development of a unique group of people that is a part of the general deaf community and the black community.
Crosslistings: DST 401-OL1  Black Deaf People Studies
Prerequisite: Permission of department; contact aslconnect@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Carolyn McCaskill
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.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

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Education

Applications in ASL/English Bilingual Early Childhood Education for 0-5 (3 credits)

CourseDates
PST 676-OL1 5/20/19 - 7/12/19

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This course is designed to prepare the candidates to apply an ASL/English Bilingual Framework in Early Childhood Education for deaf and hard of hearing children. This framework describes how the acquisition and learning of ASL and English (written and spoken) are being facilitated. This course reflects upon bilingual models and concepts and discusses the language planning process required to establish an environment that demonstrates value for both languages. Also, it focuses on meeting the needs of the deaf and hard of hearing children and families that it serves. Use of bilingual methodologies, assessment, effective strategies, and language teaching including signacy, oracy and literacy and critical pedagogy will be addressed.
Cross-listings: EDU 764-OL1  Applications in ASL/English Bilingual Early Childhood Education for 0-5
Prerequisite: Admitting to Certificate Program; or permission of department; contact; contact laurene.simms@gallaudet.edu.
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: TBD
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Capstone III: ASL/English Bilingual Early Childhood Education for 0-5 (1 credit)

CourseDates
PST 677-OL1 TBD

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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 complete the project before completing the program.
Crosslistings: EDU 769-OL1  Capstone III: ASL/English Bilingual Early Childhood Education for 0-5
Prerequisite: Admitting to Certificate Program; or permission of department; contact; contact laurene.simms@gallaudet.edu.
Cross-listings:
Tuition: PST: $296
Instructor: Christi Batamula
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Family Collaboration and Partnership: The ASL/English Bilingual Lens (3 credits)

CourseDates
PST 671-OL1 6/24/19 - 8/16/19

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ASL and English Bilingualism at home and in school promotes healthy language development and communication, and creates positive self-esteem among deaf/hard of hearing children from diverse backgrounds. This course/seminar is designed for professionals to acquire the knowledge and skills to work collaboratively with diverse families and other professionals to support the bilingual development and education of young deaf and hard of hearing children. Participants will discuss a working model of bilingual language acquisition (American Sign Language and English), approaches to providing support and encouragement to families, ways to promote positive communication with families, and the creation of culturally responsive and inclusive early childhood educational communities for all families. In addition, participants will apply a basic working knowledge of Part C and Part B of the IDEA regulations as members of an early childhood education team.
Cross-listings: EDU 765-OL1  Family Collaboration and Partnership: The ASL/English Bilingual Lens
Prerequisite: Permission of the program director; contact laurene.simms@gallaudet.edu.
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Bobbie Jo Kite
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Home-School Continuum: Collaboration with Families, Paraeducators and Professionals (3 credits)

CourseDates
PST 713-OL1 5/20/19 - 7/12/19

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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. In addition, students will focus on topics/challenges that face families with children with disabilities such as: 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: PST: $888
Instructor: Catherine Krammer
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Language and Literacy Development for Deaf Students with Disabilities (3 credits)

CourseDates
PST 714-OL1 6/24/19 - 8/16/19

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This course is designed to prepare graduate students to address issues related to language and literacy development for deaf students with disabilities. Topics include language and communication disorders, augmentative and alternative communication systems, cultural influence on language and literacy development, and how language and communication impact classroom performance. The course will also provide strategies to promote meta-cognitive skills and literacy development.
Cross-listings: EDU 775-OL1  Language and Literacy Development for Deaf Students with Disabilities
Prerequisite: Admitting to Certificate Program; or permission of department; contact christina.yuknis@gallaudet.edu.
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Catherine Krammer
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Research in Education (3 credits)

CourseDatesTime

PST 729-HY01

5/20/19 - 6/14/19 Online
On Campus

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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  Research in Education
Prerequisite: Admitting to Certificate Program; or permission of department; contact laurene.simms@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: TBD
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

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History

History of the American Deaf People (3 credits)

CourseDates
PST 259-O 5/20/19 - 7/12/19

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An examination of the people and the historical processes that brought together deaf individuals to form a cohesive community in the United States.
Cross-listings: HIS 331-OL1 History of the American Deaf People
Prerequisite:
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: William Ennis
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

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Infants, Toddlers and Families

A Developmental Approach to Programming for Infants, Toddlers and their Families (online and on campus, 3 credits)

CourseDatesTime
PST 664-HY01 TBD Online
On Campus TBD 9:00am-5:00pm

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This course is the fifth course in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Toddlers and Families: Collaboration and Leadership (ITF) Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate Program. The course requires both on-line and on-campus participation. The course will focus on both content and skill development in the areas of assessment and programming. Collaboration will be emphasized in the assessment and implementation of goals and services for young children and their families. The processes underlying the development of IFSPs and IEP's and transitions from early intervention to preschools will be explored. Strategies and resources will emphasize best practice in interdisciplinary, developmentally and individually appropriate and culturally responsive programming. Candidates for the certificate will present their capstone projects and final portfolios to provide evidence of their knowledge, skills and professional dispositions for working with infants and toddlers who are deaf or hard of hearing, birth-to-three and their families.
Cross-listings: ITF 704-HY01  Developmental Approach to Programming for Infants, Toddlers and their Families
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: PST: $888
Instructor: TBD
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Communication, Language and Cognitive Development: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants and Toddlers (3 credits)

CourseDates
PST 661-OL1 TBD

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This course is the third course in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Toddlers and Families: Collaboration and Leadership Interdisciplinary Certificate Program. The course requires on-line participation. This course examines family systems’ perspectives and the interrelationships among the young child who is deaf or hard of hearing, family, and communities. Family and community cultures, values and beliefs will be explored. Participants will understand the importance of building relationships and the research underlying the importance of family support systems, acceptance and accommodation. Emphasis will be on collaboration with professionals from different disciplinary backgrounds, leadership and advocacy. The course will address strategies and resources that promote family and professional collaboration, family-to-family support networks, and family involvement.
Cross-listings:  ITF 701-OL1  Communication, Language and Cognitive Development: Deaf and Hard of Hearing 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.edujulie.mitchiner@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: TBD
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Socio-Cultural and Political Contexts for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Toddlers, and their Families (3 credits)

CourseDatesTime
PST 660-HY01 Online
On campus 9:00am-4:00pm

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This course is the first course in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Toddlers and Families: Collaboration and Leadership (ITF) Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate Program and serves as an orientation to the program. This course requires both on-campus and online participation. Participants will examine perspectives on working with young deaf and hard of hearing children, their families, and communities and will discuss the historical foundations of birth-to-three programs and services. The impact of early hearing detection and intervention principles and practices on newborn hearing screening and programs will be addressed. The course will provide an overview of the following topics: professionalism, advocacy, ethics, dispositions, diversity, and other factors that impact deaf and hard of hearing infants and toddlers and their families. Resources to support collaboration, leadership and change will be included. Evidence-based research and best practice guidelines that benefit deaf and hard of hearing infants and toddlers and their families will be addressed.
Cross-listings: ITF 700-HY01  Socio-Cultural and Political Contexts for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Toddlers, and their Families
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.edujulie.mitchiner@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: TBD
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

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Interpretation Education

NIC Test Preparation: Written (1 credit)

CourseDatesStatus
PST 170-OL1 7/8//19 - 8/2/19 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.
Tuition:
PST: $296
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 Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.
Course Materials: Please click on each of links below for required reading materials.
Students need to have the following material ready on the first day of class:
1. Pareja, Shonna. (2009). Master the NIC: Written Workbook, Shonna Pareja LLC ISBN 978-0-615-30437-3
Sample Generalist Written Test, published by RID
Additional Materials:
1. CASLI NIC Knowledge Exam Information
2. Preservation of the Sign Language, George Veditz 
3. Handeyes - Preservation of Sign Language
4. Code of Professional Conduct
5. RID Standard Practice Papers

NIC Test Preparation: Performance (1 credit)

CourseDatesStatus
PST 326-OL1 7/8/19 - 8/2/19 OPEN
PST 326-OL2 7/8/19 - 8/2/19 OPEN

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Tuition: PST: $296
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 Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.
Course Materials:
The following two items must be purchased and received prior to the start of class:
1. Encounters With Reality, 2nd Edition, by Brenda Cartwright
2. RID NIC Practice DVD
Additional Required Reading
3. RID Information and NIC Information
4. Code of Professional Conduct

Working as a Deaf Interpreter (1.5 credits)

CourseDateDaysTimeStatus
PST 327-HY01 7/22/19 - 8/2/19 Online Online OPEN
On campus 8/4/19 - 8/9/19 SU-TH 8:00am-5:00pm 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: ASL proficiency (minimum of ASL III). Some prior interpreting coursework, training, and/or experience. Permission of the instructor, contact alisha.bronk@gallaudet.edu
Tuition:
PST: $444
Instructor:
Alisha Bronk and Steven Collins
Course materials: 
To be provided
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.


Test Preparation

GRE General Preparation (1 credit )

COURSE#DATESStatus
PST 748-OL1 5/20/19 - 7/6/19 OPEN

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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. 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: Tuition and fees are waived for full-time students. A $35 application fee is charged to part-time students and external applicants.
Instructor: Daniel Lundberg
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s)  at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

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