Summer Online Courses

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American Sign Language
CUED American English
Deaf Studies and Culture
Education
History
Infants, Toddlers and Families
Interpretation Education
Linguistics
Peer Mentoring
Test Preparation

American Sign Language (ASL)

ASL I (3 credits)

CourseDates
PST 301-OL1 6/11/18-8/3/18
PST 301-OL2 6/11/18-8/3/18
PST 301-OL3 6/11/18-8/3/18
PST 301-OL4 6/11/18-8/3/18
PST 301-OL5 6/11/18-8/3/18
PST 301-OL6 6/11/18-8/3/18

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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: $888
Instructor: TBD
Course Materials:
1) Lentz, E.M., Mikos, K., and Smith, C. 2008.  Signing Naturally Student DVD & Workbook (Units 1, 2, 3, 4, 6)
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)

CourseDates
PST 302-OL1 6/11/18-8/3/18
PST 302-OL2 6/11/18-8/3/18

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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: $888
Instructor: TBD
Course Materials:
Lentz, E.M., Mikos, K., and Smith, C. 2008.  Signing Naturally Student DVD & Workbook (Units 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11) 
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.

ASL and English: Comparative Analysis (3 credits)

CourseDates
PST 322-OL1 6/18/18 - 8/10/18
ASL 270-OL2

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This online course covers areas of vocabulary, semantics, grammar and organization of ASL and English. Students look at the linguistic aspects of both languages and compare the two. The class also covers word classes and sentence structure of both languages. To assist students in understanding the structure of both languages, discussion of how languages work is included.
Prerequisite: GSR 103 or permission of department; contact h-dirksen.bauman@gallaudet.edu.
Tuition: PST: $888; Undergraduate: $2004
Instructor: Miko 
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: All materials will be posted in Blackboard.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

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CUED American English

Beginner Cued American English (2 credits)

CourseDates
PST 125-OL1 6/25/18 - 7/20/18

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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
Course Materials: Book from https://secure.touchnet.com/C20235_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=2540
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

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Deaf Studies and Culture

Black DeafPeople Studies (3 credits)

CourseDates

PST 223-OL1

6/18/18 - 8/10/18

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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.
Prerequisite: DST 101 or GSR 103 or permission of department; contact h-dirksen.bauman@gallaudet.edu.
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Caorlyn 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: McCaskill, Carolyn; Lucas, Ceil; Bayley, Robert; Hill, Joseph; King, Roxanne (COL) The Hidden Treasure of Black ASL Mccaskill, Carolyn; Lucas, Ceil; Bayley, Robert; Hill, Joseph; King, Roxanne Edition: DVD ISBN: 9781563684890
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Deaf Women Studies (3 credits)

CourseDates
PST 222-OL1

5/14/18 - 7/6/18

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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.
Prerequisite: GSR 103 or permission of department; contact h-dirksen.bauman@gallaudet.edu.
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Arlene Kelly
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:
1) Breuggeman, B. J. and Burch, S., eds. (2006). Women and Deafness: Double Vision. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.
2) Bauman, D, ed. (2008). Open Your Eyes: Deaf Studies Talking. University of Minnesota.
3) Kerber, L, DeHart, J. & Dayton, C. (2010). Women's America: Refocusing the Past. New York: Oxford
4) "Iron Jawed Angels" [DVD---can be ordered from Netflix]. 5) Articles/videos as posted on Blackboard.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

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Education

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

CourseDates
PST 677-OL1 5/14/18 - 7/6/18

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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.
Prerequisite: Admitting to Certificate Program; or permission of department; contact; contact laurene.simms@gallaudet.edu.
Tuition: PST: $296
Instructor: Christi Batamula
Course Materials: Dermam-Sparls (2010). Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves. ISBN: 9781928896678 Format: Paperback
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 6/18/18 - 8/10/18

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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.
Prerequisite: Permission of the program director; contact laurene.simms@gallaudet.edu.
Tuition: PST: $888; Graduate: $2850
Instructor: Bobbie Jo Kite
Course Materials: No required texts; the course consists of readings.
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 5/14/18 - 7/6/18

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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.
Prerequisite: Admitting to Certificate Program; or permission of department; contact christina.yuknis@gallaudet.edu.
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Catherine Krammer
Course Materials: Turnbull,Ann (2011). Families, Professionals, and Exceptionality: Positive Outcomes Through Partnerships and Trust, 6 Edition. Pearson.
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 6/18/18 - 8/10/18

Course Description

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.
Prerequisite: Admitting to Certificate Program; or permission of department; contact christina.yuknis@gallaudet.edu.
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Catherine Krammer
Course Materials: Kuder, SJ (2008). Teaching students with language and communication disabilities, 3rd edition. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Research in Education (3 credits)

CourseDatesTime

PST 729-HY01

5/14//18 - 6/22/17 Online
On Campus M/W 1:00pm-4:20pm

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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.
Prerequisite: Admitting to Certificate Program; or permission of department; contact laurene.simms@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Heather Zimmerman
Course Materials: 1. Mertens, D. (2015). Research and Evaluation in Education and Psychology Integrating Diversity With Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods, 4th Edition. Thousand Oaks, CA. Sage Publisher.
2) Harris & F. Williams (Eds.). Research and Evaluation in Education and Psychology, ASL Version. Austin, TX: ASLChoice. http://www.aslchoice.com/reep-videobook.html
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 5/14/18 - 7/6/18

Course Description

An examination of the people and the historical processes that brought together deaf individuals to form a cohesive community in the United States.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: William Ennis
Course Materials:
1) Buchanan, Robert M. (1999). Illusions of Equality: Deaf Americans in School and Factory, 1850-1950. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press. 2) Burch, Susan. (1990). Signs of Resistance: American Deaf Cultural History, 1900 to World War II New York: New York University Press. 3) Edwards, Rebecca A.R. (2012). Words Made Flesh. Nineteenth Century Deaf Education and the Growth of Deaf Culture New York: New York University Press. 4) Van Cleve, John Vickrey and Barry A. Crouch.(1989). A Place of Their Own: Creating the Deaf Community in America. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.
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 5/21/18 - 6/24/18 Online
On Campus 6/22/18 - 6/24/18 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.
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: Jodee Grace
Course Materials: Bodner-Johnson, B. & Sass-Lehrer, M. (Eds.) (2003). The Young Deaf or Hard of Hearing Child: A Family-centered Approach to Early Education. Baltimore: Brookes
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 5/14/18 - 8/3/18

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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. julie.mitchiner@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Patrick Grahman and Marla Hatrak
Course Materials: TBD
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 5/14/18 - 8/3/18 Online
On campus 5/12/18 - 5/15/18 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. julie.mitchiner@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Tawny Holmes and Marilyn Sass-Lehrer
Course Materials: TBD
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

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Interpretation Education

NIC Test Preparation: Written (1 credit)

CourseDates
PST 170-OL1 6/25/18 - 7/20/18
PST 170-OL2 6/25/18 - 7/20/18

Course Description     Sign Up

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)

CourseDates
PST 326-OL1 6/25/18 - 7/20/18
PST 326-OL2 6/25/18 - 7/20/18

Course Description     Sign Up

This course will prepare potential test candidates to pass the written component of the National Interpreting Certification examination. The course will cover the ten content domains tested in this examination and techniques for handling the type of multiple choice test questions utilized. Students will take several practice tests to gauge their readiness for the actual examination. 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:
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

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Linguistics

Introduction to the Structure of ASL (3 credits)

CourseDates
PST 361-OL1 6/18/18 - 8/10/18

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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.
Prerequisite: LIN 101, or PST 374, or permission of the instructor; contact miako.villanueva@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888
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.
Instructor: Miako Villanueva
Course Materials: Valli, Lucas, Mulrooney, Villanueva (2011). Linguistics of American Sign Language, 5th Edition: An Introduction.  ISBN: 978-1563685071 Additional readings may also be posted on our course website. Students will also be required to download and use ELAN (free software program available for assignments.)
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

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Peer Mentoring

Biological and Psychological Aspects of Hearing Loss(1 credit)

CourseDates
PST 777-OL1 5/14/18 - 8/3/18

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This course will explore the various aspects of the biopsychosocial model as it relates to hearing loss with particular emphasis on the psychological (affective, behavioral, cognitive) and social impact of hearing loss on individuals, their families and group contexts in which they communicate. Learners will examine the grieving process and crisis as it relates to progressive and sudden onset hearing loss. Parallel reactions of significant others will be investigated. The range of behavioral reactions will be assessed using the assertiveness continuum. This course will be online. Learning approaches will include articles and book chapters, case studies, real time discussions, use of discussion forum and power point presentations. Projects which foster experiential learning will be incorporated for many objectives.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to Gallaudet Peer Mentoring Program (RERC).
Tuition: PST: $296
Instructor: Matt Bakke, Larry Medwetsky and Sarah Sparks
Course Materials: None
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

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Test Preparation

GRE General Preparation (1 credit)

CourseDates
PST 748-OL1 5/14/18 - 6/29/18

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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 instructor is required; daniel.lundberg@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $296
Instructor: Daniel Lundberg
Course Materials: Cracking the GRE Premium, 2018 Edition. New York, NY: Penguin Random House LLC. The textbook is available at www.amazon.com. ISBN-13: 978-0451487650
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

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