Summer Online Courses

Application Fee and Refund Policy

Disciplines

American Sign Language
Deaf Studies and Culture
Education
History
Infants, Toddlers, and Families
Interpreting Education
Linguistics
Psychology
Test Preparation

The registration deadline is 2 weeks prior to the start date of course.
International Tuition
Application Fee and Refund Policy

American Sign Language (ASL)

ASL I (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 301-OL1 6/8/20 - 7/31/20 OPEN
PST 301-OL2 6/8/20 - 7/31/20 OPEN
PST 301-OL3 6/8/20 - 7/31/20 OPEN
PST 301-OL4 6/8/20 - 7/31/20 OPEN
PST 301-OL5 6/8/20 - 7/31/20 OPEN

Course Description     Sign Up

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: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
2) GoReact ($19.95)
Click to view Online ASL I Syllabusin PDF format for more information.
Note:
Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

ASL II (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 302-OL1 6/8/20 - 7/31/20 OPEN
PST 302-OL2 6/8/20 - 7/31/20 OPEN
PST 302-OL3 6/8/20 - 7/31/20 OPEN

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This course is designed to continue development of American Sign Language (ASL) skills with a 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: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus
2) GoReact ($19.95)
Click to view Online ASL II in PDF format for more information.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.


Deaf Studies and Culture

ASL Literature (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 203-OL1 TBA

Course Description     Sign Up

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-OL2 ASL Literature
Prerequisite: Email  aslprograms@gallaudet.edu to schedule a date and time for ASL Placement Screening.
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)

Course Dates Status
PST 222-OL1 TBA

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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: Contact aslprograms@gallaudet.edu to schedule a date and time for ASL Placement Screening.
Tuition: PST $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's Studies (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 223-OL1 TBA

Course Description     Sign Up

This course primarily examines black deaf people in America including the Caribbean Islands and Africa. The course is organized to focus on history, education, community 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.
Cross-listings: DST 401-OL1  Black Deaf People Studies
Prerequisite: Contact aslprograms@gallaudet.edu schedule a date and time for ASL Placement Screening.
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)

Course Dates Status
PSG 675-OL1 TBA

Course Description    Sign Up

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 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; At least level 4 of ASL proficiency required, contact aslprograms@gallaudet.edu set up an ASL Screening or permission of department; contact; contact laurene.simms@gallaudet.edu.
Tuition: PSG: $888
Instructor: Laurene Simms
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

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

Course Dates Status
PST 677-OL1 TBA

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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.
Cross-listings: 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.
Tuition: PSG: $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)

Course Dates Status
PSG 676-OL1 TBA

Course Description     Sign Up

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 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: PSG: $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)

Course Dates Status
PSG 683-OL1 TBA

Course Description     Sign Up

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: 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)

Course Dates Status
PSG 684-OL1 TBA

Course Description     Sign Up

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 metacognitive 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: PSG: $888
Instructor: Catherine Krammer
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)

Course Dates Status
PST 259-OL1 TBA

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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
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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Infants, Toddlers,  and Families

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

Course Dates Time Room Status
PSG 664-HY01 9:00am-5:00pm TBD
Online N/A

Course Description     Sign Up

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 online and on-campus participation. The course will focus on both content and skill development in the areas of assessment and programming.  The 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, Toddler s 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: PSG: $888
Instructor: Jodee Crace
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)

Course Dates Status
PST 661-OL1

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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 the family system's 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 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.edu
Tuition: PSG: $888
Instructor: Marla Hatrak and Patrick Grahman 
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)

Course Dates Time Room Status
PSG 660-HY01 9:00am-5:00pm TBD
Online N/A

Course Description     Sign Up

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.edu
Tuition: PSG: $888
Instructor: Marilyn Sass-Lehrer and Tawny Holmes
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

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Interpretation of Education

Interpreting as a Career (1 credit )

COURSE# DAYS Status
PST 325-OL1 TBA

Course Description     Sign Up

An introduction to the basic theories, principles 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
Instructor: Mary Lightfoot
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: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note:
Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

NIC Test Preparation: Written (1 credit)

Course Dates Status
PST 170-OL1 TBA

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 a pass/fail grade.
Prerequisite:
Must have completed an ITP Program, have taken an Introduction to Interpretation class and a Linguistics of ASL class, or permission of instructor; contact carol.tipton@gallaudet.edu
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 the 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.  Preservation of Sign Language
4. Code of Professional Conduct
5. RID Standard Practice Papers

NIC Test Preparation: Performance (1 credit)

Course Dates Status
PST 326-OL1 TBA

Course Description     Sign Up

This course will prepare RID test candidates to take the interview and performance components of the National Interpreter Certification examination. For the interview section, students will practice responding to ethical scenarios as they are presented in the test. For the performance portion, the ten skill domains will be covered. Students will record themselves taking a mock performance exam and analyze their work.
Prerequisite: Proof of passing knowledge Exam, or permission of instructor; contact carol.tipton@gallaudet.edu
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)

Course Date Days Time Status
PST 327-HY01 TBA Online Online
On-campus TBA SU-TH 8:00am-5:00pm

Course Description     Sign Up

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: $888
Instructor:
Alisha Bronk and Steven Collins
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: 
To be provided
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

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Linguistics

Sign Language and Sign Systems (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 374-OL1 TBA 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 non manual 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: Contact aslprograms@gallaudet.edu to schedule a date and time for an ASL Placement Screening.
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Deanna Gagne
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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Psychology

Personality Psychology (3 credits)

COURSE# DATES Status
PST 408-OL1

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A study of human personality from the standpoint of factors and influences that shape its development. Consideration will be given to current explanatory theories, current research approaches, and exemplary personality tests.
Cross-listings: PSY 411 Personality Psychology
Prerequisite: Introduction to Psychology and/or permission of the instructor
Tuition: $888
Instructor: Jesus O. Barreto Abrams
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Test Preparation

GRE General Preparation (1 credit )

COURSE# DATES Status
PST 748-OL1

Course Description     Sign Up

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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