Spring Online Courses

Disciplines

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

American Sign Language (ASL)

ASL I (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 301-OL1 1/20/20 - 3/13/20 OPEN
PST 301-OL2 3/16/20 - 5/04/20 OPEN
PST 301-OL3 1/20/20 - 3/13/20 OPEN
PST 301-OL4 3/16/20 - 5/04/20 OPEN
PST 301-OL5 1/20/20 - 3/13/20 OPEN
PST301-OL6 3/16/20 - 5/04/20 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:
1) Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus. 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)

Course Dates Status
PST 302-OL1 1/20/20 - 3/13/20 OPEN
PST 302-OL2 3/16/20 - 5/04/20 OPEN
PST 302-OL3 1/20/20 - 3/13/20 OPEN
PST 302-OL4 3/16/20 - 5/04/20 OPEN
PST 302-OL6 3/16/20 - 5/04/20 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 Syllabus in PDF format for more information.
Note:
Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

ASL III (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 303-OL1 1/20/20 - 3/13/20 OPEN
PST 303-OL2 3/16/20 - 5/04/20 OPEN
PST 303-OL3 1/20/20 - 3/13/20 OPEN
PST 303-OL4 3/16/20 - 5/04/20 OPEN

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This course builds on skills learned in American Sign Language (ASL) II, adding more complex ASL grammatical features and vocabulary, short stories, narratives, and dialogues. The course will include a description of general surroundings, appropriate sequencing, temporal aspects, and conditionals. Information about the Deaf Community and Deaf Culture will be included.
Prerequisite: ASL II with a grade of "B" or better, or equivalent and permission of program coordinator.
Tuition: $950
Instructor:
TBD
Course Materials: No textbook is needed.   2)    GoReact($19.95)
Click to viewOnline ASL III Syllabus
in PDF format for more information.
Note:
Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

ASL IV (3 credits)  $950

Course Dates Status
PST 304-OL1 1/20/20 - 3/13/20 OPEN
PST 304-OL2 3/16/20 - 5/04/20 OPEN

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This course expands on the development of American Sign Language (ASL) vocabulary and grammar, including the use of two to three character role shifts. Students describe settings and explain or discuss everyday objects and their use, step-by-step processes, cause and effect, and culturally significant topics relating to the Deaf Community.
Tuition: $950
Instructor: TBD
Course Materials: 1) Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus. 2) GoReact($19.95)
Click to view Online ASL IV Syllabus in PDF format for more information.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

ASL and English: Comparative Analysis (3 credits)   $888

Course Dates Status
PST 322-OL1 1/20/20 - 3/13/20

Course Description   Sign Up

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.
Cross-listings: ASL 270-OL2 ASL and English: Comparative Analysis
Prerequisite: GSR 103 or permission of department; contact arlene.kelly@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Wanda Riddle
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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Deaf Studies and Culture

American Sign Language and Deaf Studies
(3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 310-OL1 TBD

Course Description     Sign Up

This is an introductory course in ASL and Deaf Studies for incoming Gallaudet students who have already been evaluated and determined to be proficient enough in ASL. 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 104-OL2 American Sign Language and Deaf Studies
Prerequisite: Email aslprograms@gallaudet.edu to schedule a date and time for  ASL Placement Screening.
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.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

ASL Literature (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 203-OL1 TBD

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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. )
Crosslistings: 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 Culture (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 212-OL1 TBD

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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.
Crosslistings: DST 204-OL2 Deaf Culture
Prerequisite: Email aslprograms@gallaudet.edu to schedule a date and time for  ASL Placement Screening.
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.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Dynamics of Oppression (3 credits) $888

Course Dates Status
PST 202-OL1 3/16/20 - 5/8/20 OPEN

Course Description     Sign Up

Students are expected to produce a documentation that critically examine and discuss oppression as idea from more than one dimension along with case studies.
Crosslistings: DST 311-OL4 Dynamics of Oppression
Prerequisite: Email aslprograms@gallaudet.edu to schedule a date and time for  ASL Placement Screening.
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 Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.
Course Materials:
Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note:
Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Introduction to Deaf Studies (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 210-OL1 TBD

Course Description     Sign Up

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.
Crosslistings: DST 101-OL2 Introduction to Deaf Studies
Prerequisite: Email aslprograms@gallaudet.edu to schedule a date and time for  ASL Placement Screening.
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.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

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Education

Assessment of Deaf Students with Disabilities (3 credits $888

Course Dates Status
PST 717-OL1 TBD

Course Description     Sign Up

This course provides an overview of functional academics for deaf students with disabilities. Topics include teaching vocational skills, teaching life skills, supporting motor development, supporting social-emotional development, developing transition plans, and selecting assistive technology devices. Course assignments are designed to allow students to apply these concepts in their current teaching setting.
Crosslistings: EDU 763-OL1  Assessment of 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.

Assessment & Individualized Planning in ASL/English Bilingual Early Childhood Education   (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 674-OL1 TBD

Course Description     Sign Up

This course will address individualized planning for language and emergent literacy development that can be used as a guide for teaching and learning interventions to support a child's linguistic competence in American Sign Language (ASL) and English. Candidates will apply various American Sign Language (ASL) and English assessment tools to explore ways of assessing diverse deaf and hard-of-hearing candidates' language and literacy acquisition and learning at home and at school. Based on the results of these assessments, the Candidates will reflect on and identify the bilingual methodology approaches to meet the ASL and English language and literacy needs of candidates. They will apply these strategies to home plan, lesson and unit planning, and within their settings.
Crosslistings: EDU 783-OL1  Assessment and Individualized Planning in ASL/English Bilingual Early Childhood Education
Prerequisite: Admitting to Certificate Program; or permission of department; contact laurene.simms@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Julie Mitchiner
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 675-OL1 TBD

Course Description     Sign Up

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 evidences of making progress with the capstone project by the end of the fall semester.
Crosslistings: EDU 768-OL1  Capstone II 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: $296
Instructor: Julie Mitchiner
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Classroom Management (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 712-OL1 TBD

Course Description     Sign Up

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.
Crosslistings: EDU 772-OL1  Classroom Managment
Prerequisite: Permission of the program director; contact christina.yuknis@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Patrick Graham
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Differentiating Instruction in the Content Areas (3 credits)

Course Dates Status

PST 716-OL1

TBD

Course Description     Sign Up

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.
Crosslistings:   EDU 777-OL1 Differentiating Instruction in the Content Area
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.

Early Language Acquisition & Cognitive Development of Bilingualism (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 672-OL1 TBD

Course Description     Sign Up

This course describes the early development of ASL and English in young deaf and hard of hearing children and their impact on cognitive development. The course examines how deaf and hard of hearing children go through developmental stages of acquiring and learning American Sign Language, which is similar to how hearing children go through developmental stages of acquiring a spoken language and how this development is tied to cognitive functions that are the precursors for further linguistic and academic growth (sign babbling, sign jargon, first words, ASL grammatical development and vocabulary expansion). In addition, the course will address factors intrinsic to the bilingual child as well as to the environment that promote and/or prevent their linguistic and cognitive development.
Crosslistings: EDU 762-OL1  Early Language Acquisition and Cognitive Development of Bilingualism
Prerequisite: Admitting to Certificate Program; or permission of department; contact laurene.simms@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Christi Batamula
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Research in Education (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 729-OL1 TBD

Course Description     Sign Up

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.

Crosslistings: EDU 720-OL1  Introduction to Research
Prerequisite: Admitting to Certificate Program or permission of department; contact laurene.simms@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Heather Zimmerman
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

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

Course Dates Status
PST 665-OL1 TBD

Course Description     Sign Up

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
Crosslistings:   ITF 706-OL1  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: PST: $592
Instructor: Jodee Crace and LaTrice Dowtin
Course Materials: TBD
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)

Course Dates Status
PST 663-OL1 TBD

Course Description     Sign Up

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.
Crosslistings:   ITF 793-OL1  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:
PST: $888
Instructor:  Mary Petra Teel
Course Materials: TBD
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

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Interpretation Education

Interpreting as a Career (1 credit )

COURSE# DAYS Status
PST 325-OL1 TBD

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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 course is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Participants interested in CEUs will need to submit an 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 TBD
PST 170-OL2 TBD

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)

Course Dates Status
PST 326-OL1 TBD
PST 326-OL2 TBD

Course Description     Sign Up

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   NICInformation
4. Code of Professional Conduct

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Peer Mentoring

Peer Mentoring Hearing Loss (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 780-OL1 TBD

Course Description     Sign Up

This course will focus on the mentoring process, applying all information learned up to this point. Boundaries for mentors will be explored, clearly defined, and contrasted with those of counseling professionals. A needs assessment format will be explored for application to the peer mentoring experience. Problem-solving models will be introduced and practical solutions will be discussed. The assertiveness continuum will be applied to communication strategies and effective use of these methods will be covered.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to Gallaudet Peer Mentoring Program (RERC).
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: 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 )

COURSE# DATES Status
PST 748-OL1 1/28/19 - 3/16/19 CLOSED

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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