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.
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Institutional Effectiveness & Certification
Director: Caroline Kobek Pezzarossi, Ph.DCollege Hall 410
(202) 559-5370 (videophone)
Gallaudet University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on
Higher Education (MSCHE) and recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Title IV approved
institution. The Gallaudet University M.A. Education: Teacher Preparation (Deaf Education, Early
Childhood Education & Deaf Education, Elementary Education & Deaf Education, and Secondary
Education & Deaf Education) program program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation
of Teacher Preparation (CAEP) organization. The
program is also approved by the District of Columbia State Education Agency (SEA) and licensed by
the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC).
In compliance with the U.S. Department of Education and the District of
Columbia Higher Education Licensure Commission (HELC) requirements for
participation in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA), Gallaudet University provides information pertaining to this program
and teacher educator licensure within each of the U.S. states and territories.
This program is designed to meet the educational requirements for teacher
educator licensure in the District of Columbia. If your intent is to secure licensure outside of
Washington, D.C., then BEFORE beginning Gallaudet University's program, use the drop-down list below
and select the state or territory in which licensure is intended. This will help you determine
whether Gallaudet has obtained confirmation from the state or territory to formally identify whether
the Gallaudet M.A. Education: Teacher Preparation (Deaf Education, Early Childhood Education &
Deaf Education, Elementary Education & Deaf Education, and Secondary Education & Deaf
Education) program meets, does not meet or cannot be confirmed as meeting the educational
requirements for licensure.
Simply stated, when it comes to licensure requirements, not all states
and territories recognize educational programs from other states and territories in the same manner.
Thus, if it is identified that the program "cannot be confirmed as meeting" the educational
requirements for licensure, it may nevertheless meet all or a portion of the educational
requirements. So in this instance, we recommend contacting the licensing agency directly for
confirmation, before beginning the Gallaudet University program.
Additionally, since state and territory regulations can change, should
you pursue the Gallaudet University program, we recommend that you regularly check licensure
requirements throughout your studies to ensure ongoing eligibility.
To help facilitate this, direct links to licensing agencies have been
provided wherever possible. Please review
the dropdown by state.
(Note: While Gallaudet University strives to ensure the information
contained here within is current and accurate, human error may occur, and state requirements may
change or be updated without our knowledge. Last revised June. 30, 2020.)
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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