Certificate in Educating Deaf Students with Disabilities


  • BA/BS degree in education or related field
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate study, including evidence of having received a bachelor's degree from an accredited university. International applicants should review this page on how to submit their transcript(s). (Those applying during their final undergraduate year will be required to submit a final transcript after completion of their bachelor's degree and before enrolling in their first semester of graduate study.)
  • A minimum 3.0 grade point average (on a four-point scale) in all previous undergraduate. (Occasionally, applicants with a GPA lower than 3.0 may be admitted conditionally upon the recommendation of the department.)
  • A non-refundable application fee of $75.
  • A completed graduate school application form.
  • TOEFL is required from all international applicants from non-English speaking countries. (Use 5240 for the ETS institutional code)
  • If you are offered admission: The immunization laws for the District of Columbia require all students to provide proof of immunization prior to enrolling. Please visit the Student Health Services website for more information.

Additional Program Requirements

  • One letter of reference from a supervisor indicating proof of working with children in an academic environment during program.
  • An introductory course about individuals with disabilities and the characteristics of disabilities (equivalent to EDU 670 in the GU Dept of Education).
  • ASL skills preferred, but not required.