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Program Director: Christi Batamula, Ph.D.
Contact: Tammy Kinsler
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The Doctor of Philosophy in Critical Studies in the Education of the Deaf Learner emphasizes critical
pedagogy as the foundation for advocacy in the education of deaf individuals. Graduates are prepared to
be agents of change in their roles as practitioners, administrators, teacher educators, and researchers
through a critical examination of educational, social, and political issues.
Our doctoral program provides a balance between a required core program of study and an individualized
study in a concentration area in which the student plans a course of study with the guidance of the
faculty advisor. In completing the concentration area requirements, the student engages in independent
study courses, seminars, and research internships directly applicable to the area of research pursued.
To succeed in the doctoral program in education, students must possess a high degree of initiative,
self-direction, and commitment to inquiry. Upon completion of all program requirements except the
dissertation, students in the doctoral program may apply to be awarded an Education Specialist in
Education (Ed.S.) degree. The Ed.S. degree is typically awarded after two to three academic years of
full-time study, and is not a terminal degree. The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) is awarded upon
successful completion of the dissertation requirements.
For more information on the program of study and specific requirements for the Ph.D. in Critical Studies
in the Education of Deaf Learners, visit the Academic
*The purpose of a scholarly sample is for you to demonstrate acquisition of an academic level of both ASL and English. Examples of artifacts that can be included are: published articles, papers written for classes, professional presentations or workshops you have given, reflections, critiques, or any other academic stance you would like to take.
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