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: Christi Batamula, Ph.D.
Contact: Tammy Kinsler
Fowler Hall (FH) 304
(202) 250-2468 (department videophone) (202) 651-5530 (voice) (202) 651-5860 (fax)
Candidates in the Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Deaf Education program can complete
courses in transformational leadership and administration (TLADE), which are designed for
teachers and school personnel who have a master’s degree and seek to become
transformational leaders and/or administrators in schools and programs that serve deaf and
hard of hearing children. The crisis of leadership in deaf schools and programs is examined
and candidates are taken through the educational, bilingual, political, ethical, financial, and
social principles needed to be agents of change in their schools or programs.
While these courses are designed to prepare qualified candidates for leadership positions
within their schools and programs and meet the requirements for a principal-level license in DC,
completing this Ed.S. will not result in a license. It is the responsibility of the candidate to
contact their state’s certification agency to verify the steps needed to obtain licensure.
New for the 2022-2023 cohort! All admitted candidates studying Transformational Leadership and Administration in Deaf Education will be eligible to receive an educational leadership grant that will allow tuition to be reduced to $700 per credit for the duration of the Ed.S. program.
Some courses* on transformational leadership and administration in deaf education are:
*courses are online and asynchronous unless otherwise noted
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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