A world-class institute of changemakers in the deaf and signing community.
Since 1864, we have been investing in and creating resources for deaf and hard of hearing children, their families, and the professionals who work with them.
Over 50 degree programs, with online and continuing education for personal and professional development.
Innovating solutions to break down barriers, and using science to prove what does and doesn’t work.
We make it easy for you to apply and enter here.
Ready to take the next step toward a college education?
Make lasting memories and grow in ways you never thought possible.
Program Director: Dr. Julie Mitchiner
Contact: Tammy Kinsler
Fowler Hall (FH) 304
(202) 250-2468 (department videophone) (202) 651-5530 (voice) (202) 651-5860 (fax)
The Master of Arts in Education: Teacher Preparation Program emphasizes culturally relevant critical
pedagogy as a foundation for preparing highly qualified teachers to work primarily with Deaf and
hard-of-hearing children and youth. The program focus is on the whole child, and merges general,
bilingual, special, and deaf education pedagogy and content through coursework and field experiences to
prepare teacher candidates to work with a diverse group of children within a range of educational
Candidates will follow a merged course of study resulting in dual licensure in Deaf Education and
one of the following areas of general education: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education,
Secondary Biology Education, Secondary Chemistry Education, Secondary English Education, Secondary
General Science Education, Secondary Mathematics Education or Secondary Social Studies Education.
Candidates who have previously completed a program and hold state licensure in general education may
enroll in the Deaf Education component of the program.
The Graduate School admission requirements are essentially the same for all four degrees. Prerequisites
and plans of studies vary by degrees, as described below:
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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