1. Apply a critical stance toward prominent theories, pedagogies, policies, and socio-cultural paradigms that affect the education of deaf individuals.
  2. Apply a critical stance toward theories and practices related to language and literacy learning of diverse children and young adults.
  3. Communicate effectively in American Sign Language (ASL) and English within a variety of academic and professional roles.
  4. Apply the basic principles of inquiry and argument to educational research.
  5. Demonstrate professional behavior, ethical practices, and leadership that promote social justice.
  6. Demonstrate a belief that continuous inquiry and reflection enhances scholarly knowledge and professional practice and leadership.