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 Coordinators:Kenneth De Haan and Niesha Washington-Shepard Email
MA-SLED has partnered with the American Sign Language Teachers' Association (ASLTA) to award all Master in Sign Language Education graduates a Certified Level certification from ASLTA. ASLTA is a national professional organization of American Sign Language and Deaf Studies teachers. A certification by ASLTA is seen as a gold standard for qualified instructors, giving our graduates a competitive edge.
A bachelor's or master's degree in a relevant field of study: ASL or other signed languages, Deaf Studies, Linguistics, or Bilingual Education. If the applicant does not have a degree in one of the aforementioned fields of study, the following may be considered:
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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