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.
Institutional Effectiveness & Certification
Certification Officer:Caroline Pezzarossi, Ph.DCollege Hall 410
(202) 559-5370 (videophone)
The certification officer is responsible for verification of program completion.
The District of Columbia's Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) follows the National
Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education standards for professional education programs review and
licensure. Contact OSSE for information about how to obtain a D.C. teaching
The university has several state-approved licensure programs, including for school service providers and
Some licensure programs may require criminal background checks, fingerprinting, and/or drug testing prior
to placement in an internship or practicum. A criminal background or felony conviction may affect the
student's ability to secure a site for practicum hours. In addition, states may restrict or prohibit
those with a criminal background from obtaining a professional license and/or eligibility to sit for
If you are considering an academic program that leads you to obtaining professional licensure in your
state, it is highly recommended that you contact the appropriate licensing agency in your state to seek
information and additional guidance before beginning a program outside of your state.
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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800 Florida Avenue NE Washington, D.C. 20002
Spring 2021 – Dec 12Fall 2021 – May 15