School of Education, Business and Human Services
Department of Education

Gallaudet's Department of Education, established in 1891, is an American Sign Language/English bilingual, diverse, multicultural learning community devoted to preparing teachers, researchers, educational leaders and international development advocates. The department boasts a faculty of experienced, innovative teachers and scholars, many with national and international reputations in the education of deaf and hard of hearing students.

Mission Statement

Statue of Clerc

The Department of Education established in 1891, is an ASL/English bilingual, diverse, multicultural learning community devoted to preparing teachers, researchers, educational leaders, and international development advocates. Using a transformative framework the students are mentored to enhance critical thinking, obtain experiences with interdisciplinary connections, explore multiple social and professional identities, and assume social responsibility. Our mission is to promote the intellectual, linguistic, and social potential of deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals and the creation of systems oriented toward social inclusion at home and abroad.

In compliance with program accreditation, licensure and certification requirements, and state and federal mandates for high quality teacher preparation and the dissemination of research-based educational practices, the mission of the Gallaudet University Department of Education is to nurture and mentor pre- and in-service teachers, teacher educators, clinical supervisors, educational leaders, and classroom-based agents for change.

Toward this end, roles and responsibilities of Department faculty members include: (1) the art and craft of teaching, including the modeling of educational content, strategies, and performance assessment, student advisement, and curriculum building and revision; (2) research and the dissemination of knowledge through publication, and other creative endeavors; and (3) a commitment to service through a variety of activities at local, national and international levels.

Undergraduate degree programs

Majors/Undergraduate Teacher Preparation Programs

Minor

Graduate degree programs

Graduate Teacher Preparation Programs 

Graduate Certificate Programs

For more information about the Department of Education, please contact us at: education@gallaudet.edu.

The Department of Education at Gallaudet University is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on October 20 - 22, 2019. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the site team. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the party's relationship to the provider (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates).

 

We invite you to submit written testimony to:

 

CAEP

1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400

Washington, DC 20036

Or by email to: callforcomments@caepnet.org

 

Such comments must be within the specified period and based on the core tenets of CAEP accreditation standards of excellence, which recognize that:

  • In CAEP's performance-based system, accreditation is based on evidence that demonstrates that teacher candidates know the subject matter and can teach it effectively so that students learn. In the CAEP system, EPPs must prove that candidates can connect theory to practice and be effective in an actual P-12 classroom.

  • A professional education provider that is accredited by CAEP is expected to be involved in ongoing planning and evaluation; engaged in continuous assessment and development; ensure that faculty and programs reflect new knowledge, practice, and technologies; and be involved in continuous development in response to the evolving world of education and educational reform.

  • Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered and should specify the respondent's relationship, if any, to the institution (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates). Copies of all correspondence received will be sent to the university for comment prior to the review. No anonymous testimony will be considered